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Occultation of egr Geminorum by Mars: Evidence for Atmospheric Tides?
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PMID:  17734747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Temperature profiles of the martian atmosphere have been derived from airborne observations of the 8 April 1976 occultation of epsilon Geminorum. Within the altitude range from 50 to 90 kilometers, these profiles show peak-to-peak variations of 35 degrees K with a vertical scale of 20 kilometers and represent evidence for strong tides in the martian atmosphere. However, more information is necessary to conclusively rule out a radiative explanation for the temperature variations.
J L Elliot; R G French; E Dunham; P J Gierasch; J Veverka; C Church; C Sagan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  195     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
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Created Date:  2010-06-07     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-6     Citation Subset:  -    
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