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The Galilean satellites as a source of CO in the Jovian upper atmosphere

Strobel, Darrell F. and Yung, Yuk L. (1979) The Galilean satellites as a source of CO in the Jovian upper atmosphere. Icarus, 37 (1). pp. 256-263. ISSN 0019-1035. doi:10.1016/0019-1035(79)90130-1.

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Material from the Galilean satellites of Jupiter ejected by energetic particles in the Jovian magnetosphere may provide large sources of oxygen to the parent planet. Formation of a CO molecule is the ultimate fate of an oxygen atom in the upper Jovian atmosphere. This high altitude source of CO supports Beer and Taylor's (1978, Astrophys. J. 221) observations and analysis, provided that the globally averaged O atom input flux is ∼10^7 cm^(−2) sec^(−1) and the eddy diffusion coefficient at the tropopause is ∼10^3 cm^2 sec^(−1). Implications for the possible presence of other atoms and molecules derived from the satellites are discussed.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1979 Published by Elsevier Inc. Received April 24, 1978; revised August 4, 1978. One of us (Y.L.Y.) thanks Professor T. A. Tombrello and J. Griffith for giving us the LSS computer code for calculating projected ion ranges. We are indebted to Dr. D. J. Bogan for helpful discussions. This research was supported by the Planetary Atmospheres program of NASA under grant NSG-7376.
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Official Citation:Darrell F. Strobel, Yuk L. Yung, The Galilean satellites as a source of CO in the Jovian upper atmosphere, Icarus, Volume 37, Issue 1, January 1979, Pages 256-263, ISSN 0019-1035, (
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