Ablation and Chemistry of Meteoric Materials in the Atmosphere of Titan

English, M.A. and Lara, L.M. and Lorenz, Ralph D. and Ratcliff, P.R. and Rodrigo, R. (1995) Ablation and Chemistry of Meteoric Materials in the Atmosphere of Titan. In: B1 Symposium and B1.1, B1.3 Meetings of COSPAR Scientific Commission B, at the 13th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Hamburg, Germany. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We compute the input of meteoric materials expected on Titan, and integrate this dust model with an ablation model and a comprehensive chemical model, investigating the effects on the atmosphere and surface. We find that a water deposition of similar to 10-100 times the expected interplanetary dust flux /7/, or a recent large impact, is required to produce the observed CO2 abundance /2/. Ionisation due to meteoric activity is not likely to be higher than that due to other sources.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Other)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 12:13
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 12:45
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19512 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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