By Michael Mendillo, Andrew Nagy, J. H. Waite Jr.
Published by means of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.
Atmospheres are an important elements of our universe. they're the single observable areas of stars and enormous planets, either inside of and past our sun process. a few terrestrial-size our bodies (Venus, Earth, Mars, Titan and Triton) have everlasting atmospheres whereas others (e.g., Mercury, Moon, Io, and Europa) have tenuous gaseous envelopes that fluctuate day-by-day. Comets are tiny our bodies through planetary yardsticks, yet their atmospheres might be the biggest noticeable items within the evening sky. Atmospheric technology strives to appreciate how this kind of varied set of atmospheres shape, evolve, and disappear.
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T h e measurements for Jupiter come from a va riety of sources, b u t those for t h e other planets are based on t h e Voyager UVS solar occultation experi ments. T h e agreement between t h e various m e t h o d s 30 PHOTOCHEMISTRY, ENERGETICS, AND DYNAMICS used for Jupiter provides a verification of the UVS oc cultation technique, so t h a t high thermospheric tem peratures on all t h e giant planets should be viewed as well established. T h e low thermospheric t e m p e r a t u r e predicted by Strobel and Smith  is a consequence of the solar flux (because of t h e large distance from the Sun), the high thermal conductivity of H2, and rela tively large gravitational acceleration (which keeps t h e scale height small).
Atmospheres in the Solar System: Comparative Aeronomy by Michael Mendillo, Andrew Nagy, J. H. Waite Jr.