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Speed of Sound in Outer Planet Atmospheres

Speed of Sound in Outer Planet Atmospheres

Publication date: 01 December 1998

Authors: Lorenz, R.D.

Journal: Planetary and Space Science
Volume: 47
Issue: 1-2
Page: pp. 67-77
Year: 1998

Copyright: Elsevier Science Ltd

I compute speed of sound profiles for the four giant planets using simple atmosphere models, and explore the effect on the profiles of ortho : para hydrogen conversion, and the drop in mixing ratio of condensible species at the tropopause.

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