An Estimate of Line Width and Pressure from the High Resolution Spectrum of Jupiter at 11,000 Å

C. B. Farmer Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

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Abstract

A preliminary analysis of high resolution image tube spectra of Jupiter in the region of the R branch of the 3ν3 band of methane is reported. The results indicate, for a simple reflecting layer model, that the effective pressure for the formation of lines in this band is 2.3±0.5 atm.

Abstract

A preliminary analysis of high resolution image tube spectra of Jupiter in the region of the R branch of the 3ν3 band of methane is reported. The results indicate, for a simple reflecting layer model, that the effective pressure for the formation of lines in this band is 2.3±0.5 atm.

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