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By Michael Mendillo, Andrew Nagy, J. H. Waite Jr.

Published through the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

Atmospheres are the most important elements of our universe. they're the single observable areas of stars and massive planets, either inside and past our sun method. a few terrestrial-size our bodies (Venus, Earth, Mars, Titan and Triton) have everlasting atmospheres whereas others (e.g., Mercury, Moon, Io, and Europa) have tenuous gaseous envelopes that adjust day-by-day. Comets are tiny our bodies through planetary yardsticks, yet their atmospheres will be the most important noticeable items within the evening sky. Atmospheric technology strives to appreciate how one of these assorted set of atmospheres shape, evolve, and disappear.


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It is not clear t h a t this necessarily h a p ­ pens because auroral energy is also radiated away by H3" and conducted downward to the mesopause in t h e locality of the auroral regions while being t r a n s p o r t e d - 2 _ 1 1 3 1 4 horizontally; latitudinal t r a n s p o r t also can be strongly inhibited by Coriolis forces. 2]. 1 //bar. T h u s , t h e numerical simulations must be run for a very long time to achieve convergence. T h e existence of gravity waves in t h e mesopause re­ gion of Jupiter and their importance t o t h e energetics of t h a t region was first discussed by French and Gierasch [1974].

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