Raindrops on titan

Lorenz, Ralph D. (1994) Raindrops on titan. Advances in Space Research, 15 (3). pp. 317-320. ISSN 0273-1177 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Some of the aspects of methane precipitation on Titan are considered. In particular, descent velocities are computed. It is found that raindrops fall much slower than on Earth. Additionally, the maximum size of raindrops on Titan is over 9mm, compared with under 6mm on Earth. The composition of drops will vary with altitude. Implications of these properties for Titan and the Huygens mission are considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QB Astronomy
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2009 11:35
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 08:49
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19865 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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