Temperature distribution and lifetime of interplanetary ice grains

  • Ph. Lamy
  • M. F. Jousselme
5 Dynamics and Evolution
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 48)


An improved solution of the temperature distribution of interplanetary ice grains is presented using the refractive index measured at 100° K. The efficiency factors for absorption are obtained from Mie theory and the calculation is carried out for micronic and submicronic grains at 50, 100 and 150° K; corresponding lifetimes are given.


Refractive Index Temperature Distribution Latent Heat Heliocentric Distance Efficiency Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ph. Lamy
    • 1
  • M. F. Jousselme
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Astronomie SpatialeMarseille

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