Triton's plumes: Discovery, characteristics, and models

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Edited by: Dale P. Cruikshank



This chapter presents (1) basic observations and characteristics of Triton's plumes (scale, geometry, optical properties, and temporal behavior); (2) the current best estimates of other parameters that can be derived directly or inferred from the observations (plume duration, wind velocities, particle properties, mass fluxes, energy requirements, and total erupted mass); and (3) a discussion of various models for the mechanisms driving the plumes.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Triton's plumes: Discovery, characteristics, and models
ISBN 9780816536092
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher University of Arizona Press
Publisher location Tucson, Arizona
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 41 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Neptune and Triton
First page 949
Last page 989
Other Geospatial Triton
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