Space Science Reviews

, 139:63

Cross Sections and Reaction Rates for Comparative Planetary Aeronomy

  • David L. Huestis
  • Stephen W. Bougher
  • Jane L. Fox
  • Marina Galand
  • Robert E. Johnson
  • Julianne I. Moses
  • Juliet C. Pickering
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11214-008-9383-7

Cite this article as:
Huestis, D.L., Bougher, S.W., Fox, J.L. et al. Space Sci Rev (2008) 139: 63. doi:10.1007/s11214-008-9383-7

Abstract

In this chapter we describe the current knowledge of a selection of collision processes and chemical reactions of importance to planetary aeronomy. Emphasis is placed on critical evaluation of what we know and what we wish we knew about fundamental processes required for interpretation, explanation, and modeling of atmospheric observations.

Keywords

Collisions Photoabsorption Chemical reactions Critical evaluation Laboratory measurement First-principles theory Needs in atmospheric models 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Huestis
    • 1
  • Stephen W. Bougher
    • 2
  • Jane L. Fox
    • 3
  • Marina Galand
    • 4
  • Robert E. Johnson
    • 5
  • Julianne I. Moses
    • 6
  • Juliet C. Pickering
    • 4
  1. 1.Molecular Physics LaboratorySRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA
  2. 2.Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsWright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  4. 4.Space and Atmospheric PhysicsImperial College LondonLondonUK
  5. 5.Engineering Physics and Materials ScienceUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  6. 6.Planetary ScienceLunar and Planetary InstituteHoustonUSA

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