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dc.creatorLuspay-Kuti, A.en_US
dc.creatorMandt, K. E.en_US
dc.creatorPlessis, S.en_US
dc.creatorGreathouse, T. K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-28T19:37:59Z
dc.date.available2016-10-28T19:37:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-03en_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2MG7FZ40
dc.identifier.citationLuspay-Kuti, A., K. E. Mandt, S. Plessis, and T. K. Greathouse. "Effects of Nitrogen Photoabsorption Cross Section Resolution on Minor Species Vertical Profiles in Titan’s Upper Atmosphere." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 801, No. 1 (Mar., 2015): L14.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2041-8205en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/43094
dc.description.abstractThe significant variations in both measured and modeled densities of minor species in Titan's atmosphere call for the evaluation of possible influencing factors in photochemical modeling. The effect of nitrogen photoabsorption cross section selection on the modeled vertical profiles of minor species is analyzed here, with particular focus on C2H6 and HCN. Our results show a clear impact of cross sections used on all neutral and ion species studied. Affected species include neutrals and ions that are not primary photochemical products, including species that do not even contain nitrogen. The results indicate that photochemical models that employ low-resolution cross sections may significantly miscalculate the vertical profiles of minor species. Such differences are expected to have important implications for Titan's overall atmospheric structure and chemistry.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA Outer Planet Research program NNH12ZDA001Nen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
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dc.subjectatmospheric effectsen_US
dc.subjectmethods: numericalen_US
dc.subjectplanets and satellites:en_US
dc.subjectatmospheresen_US
dc.subjectplanets and satellites: individual (titan)en_US
dc.subject3 mu-men_US
dc.subjectheterodyne observationsen_US
dc.subjectisotopic-ratiosen_US
dc.subjection chemistryen_US
dc.subjecthcnen_US
dc.subjectphotochemistryen_US
dc.subjectc-12/c-13en_US
dc.subjecttemperatureen_US
dc.subjectionosphereen_US
dc.subjectmillimeteren_US
dc.subjectastronomy & astrophysicsen_US
dc.titleEffects of Nitrogen Photoabsorption Cross Section Resolution on Minor Species Vertical Profiles in Titan's Upper Atmosphereen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.departmentInstitute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)en_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/2041-8205/801/1/l14en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorPlessis, S.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofserialAstrophysical Journal Lettersen_US


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