Extension of Calculations of Rotational Temperature and Abundance of Methane in the Jovian Atmosphere

J. S. Margolis Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

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Abstract

Rotational temperatures and abundances and methane in the Jovian atmosphere have been calculated for Lorentz half-widths γ = 0.15, 0.20 and 0.30 cm−1. The results are within ∼10 to 20% of those previously determined for γ = 0.10 cm−1, and are not far from the values corresponding to no saturation.

Abstract

Rotational temperatures and abundances and methane in the Jovian atmosphere have been calculated for Lorentz half-widths γ = 0.15, 0.20 and 0.30 cm−1. The results are within ∼10 to 20% of those previously determined for γ = 0.10 cm−1, and are not far from the values corresponding to no saturation.

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