Analytic Investigation of Climate Stability on Titan: Sensitivity to Volatile Inventory
Publication date: 15 December 1999
Authors: Lorenz, R.D., McKay, C.P. and Lunine, J.I.
Journal: Planetary and Space Science
Page: pp. 1503-1515
Copyright: Elsevier Science Ltd
We develop a semiempirical grey radiative model to quantify Titan's surface temperature as a function of pressure and composition of a nitrogen-methane-hydrogen atmosphere, solar flux and atmospheric haze. We then use this model, together with non-ideal gas-liquid equilibrium theory to investigate the behavior of the coupled surface-atmosphere system on Titan.Link to publication