Methane rich models of Uranus

Morris Podolak*

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A series of models of Uranus is computed assuming that Uranus consists of a core of rocky material sorrounded by a convecting envelope rich in H2O, NH3, and CH4. It is found that good fits are obtained to the observed parameters when the CH4: H2 ratio is of the order of 0.1. It is suggusted that the rotational period of Uranus is roughly 18 hours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-477
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1976
Externally publishedYes


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