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Thermal structure in the Venus middle cloud layer

Linkin, V. M. and Blamont, J. and Lipatov, A. N. and Shurupov, A. A. and Malique, C. and Ignatova, S. P. and Frank, G. A. and Hlyustova, L. I. and Terterashvili, A. V. and Seiff, A. and Kerzhanovich, V. V. and Ragent, B. and Young, R. and Elson, E. and Preston, R. and Ingersoll, A. P. and Crisp, D. (1986) Thermal structure in the Venus middle cloud layer. Soviet Astronomy Letters, 12 (1). pp. 15-17. ISSN 0360-0327.

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Thermal structure measurements obtained by the two Vega balloons show the Venus atmosphere in the middle cloud layer to be near-adiabatic, on the whole; but discrete air masses are present that differ slightly from one another in potential temperature and entropy. The Vega 1 temperatures are 6.5 K warmer than measured by Vega 2 at given pressures. Measurements taken by the Vega 2 lander on descent through these levels agree with the Vega 2 balloon data.

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Additional Information:© 1986 American Institute of Physics. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Submitted October 25, 1985.
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