Frandsen, Benjamin N. and Wennberg, Paul O. and Kjaergaard, Henrik G. (2016) Identification of OSSO as a near-UV absorber in the Venusian atmosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (21). pp. 11146-11155. ISSN 0094-8276. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170105-084008003
Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.
Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170105-084008003
The planet Venus exhibits atmospheric absorption in the 320–400 nm wavelength range produced by unknown chemistry. We investigate electronic transitions in molecules that may exist in the atmosphere of Venus. We identify two different S_2O_2 isomers, cis-OSSO and trans-OSSO, which are formed in significant amounts and are removed predominantly by near-UV photolysis. We estimate the rate of photolysis of cis- and trans-OSSO in the Venusian atmosphere and find that they are good candidates to explain the enigmatic 320–400 nm near-UV absorption. Between 58 and 70 km, the calculated OSSO concentrations are similar to those of sulfur monoxide (SO), generally thought to be the second most abundant sulfur oxide on Venus.
|Additional Information:||© 2016 American Geophysical Union. Received 30 MAR 2016; Accepted 21 SEP 2016; Published online 3 NOV 2016. We thank Yuk L. Yung for his assistance in interpreting the contribution of OSSO to the observed near-UV opacity at Venus. We thank Veronica Vaida, Theo Kurten, Stephan P. A. Sauer, and Matthew S. Johnson for helpful discussions and Tyler Robinson for providing the digitalized files of the unknown absorber from Haus et al. [2015, Figure 18]. We acknowledge the financial support from the Danish Center for Scientific Computing, University of Copenhagen and the Center for Exploitation of Solar Energy founded by the University of Copenhagen. The data used are listed in the supporting information.|
|Subject Keywords:||Venus Atmosphere; Sulfur oxides; Near-UV absorption|
|Official Citation:||Frandsen, B. N., P. O. Wennberg, and H. G. Kjaergaard (2016), Identification of OSSO as a near-UV absorber in the Venusian atmosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 11,146–11,155, doi:10.1002/2016GL070916|
|Usage Policy:||No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.|
|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||05 Jan 2017 17:47|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2017 17:47|
Repository Staff Only: item control page