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Venus

  • Karen L. Aplin
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)

Abstract

Venus’s cloudy, thick, atmosphere is predicted to contain complicated distributions of charged aerosol particles, driven by cosmic ray ionisation. There are some inconsistencies between the predictions based on ion-aerosol physics, and the efficient charging required to generate lightning.

Keywords

Cloud Layer Saturation Ratio Aerosol Size Distribution Venus Express Terrestrial Atmosphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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