Accession Number:

AD0747992

Title:

High Resolution Interferometric Observations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY PASADENA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The authors present new 6.0 and 21.1 cm interferometric observations of Venus. When combined with our previous 3.12 cm work they provide a self-consistent set of high-resolution observations at three wavelengths covering a range in which the opacity of the Venus atmosphere varies by a factor of fifty. Model calculations indicate that a model atmosphere of CO2 in adiabatic equilibrium containing uniformly mixed gaseous absorbers surrounding a dielectric sphere cannot simultaneously and adequately predict the radio interferometric measurements at all wavelengths together with the radar and radio occulation measurements. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE