Titre du document

The lunar atmosphere and the solar wind

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Nom du Corpus

AstroConcepts

Auteur(s)
  • W. Bernstein 1
  • R.W. Fredricks 1
  • J.L. Vogl 1
  • William A. Fowler 2
Affiliation(s)
  • Space Technology Laboratories, Inc., Redondo Beach, California, USA
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
Résumé

Several possible lunar model atmospheres are computed; the gases considered include hydrogen, neon, nitrogen, argon, krypton, and xenon. The sources of the atmosphere include surface evolution and accretion from the solar wind. The importance of various loss processes including thermal escape, scattering by the solar wind, and total loss of all ions is assessed. The densities of the reasonable computed model atmospheres are in agreement with those derived from radioastronomy measurements. These densities are amenable to direct mass analysis using the ionized component. The cosmological significance of the A40 : A36 and Ne22 : Ne20 isotopic ratios, and of the absolute abundances of A40 and neon are discussed. An experiment to study the mass spectrum of the lunar atmosphere is briefly described.

Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Année de publication
1963
Revue

Icarus

Éditeur
Elsevier
Type de publication
journal
Type de document
research-article
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version de PDF
1.3
Score de qualité du texte
8.476
Nom du concept
  • CNO cycles
Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences ; 2 - physics & astronomy ; 3 - astronomy & astrophysics
Catégories Inist
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines ; 2 - sciences exactes et technologie ; 3 - terre, ocean, espace ; 4 - geophysique externe
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Earth and Planetary Sciences ; 3 - Space and Planetary Science
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Physics and Astronomy ; 3 - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - astronomy & astrophysics
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