A numerical study of aerosol growth in Titan's atmosphere

M. Podolak*, E. Podolak

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Abstract

We present a simple model for the formation and growth of photochemical aerosols in the atmosphere of Titan. We show that, in general, an optically thick layer of particles in the size range required by models of Titan cannot be obtained at pressures less than about 2 mbar. Since the thin model of Titan's atmosphere requires that the inversion not extend below pressures of 0.11 mbar (D. M. Hunten and J. J. Caldwell, 1978, preprint), it seems to be ruled out by the calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalIcarus
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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