Fluid/Kinetic Hybrid Simulation of Atmospheric Escape: Pluto

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dc.contributor.author Tucker, Orenthal J.
dc.contributor.author Erwin, Justin T.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Robert E.
dc.contributor.author Volkov, Alexey N.
dc.contributor.author Cassidy, Timothy A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-12T21:03:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-12T21:03:23Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Tucker, O., Erwin, J., Johnson, R., Volkov, A., Cassidy, T. (2011): Fluid/Kinetic Hybrid Simulation of Atmospheric Escape: Pluto. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1333(1). DOI: 10.1063/1.3562798 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/4030
dc.identifier.uri https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.3562798
dc.description.abstract A hybrid fluid/molecular kinetic model was developed to describe the escape of molecules from the gravitational well of a planet's atmosphere. This model was applied to a one dimensional, radial description of molecular escape from the atmosphere of Pluto and compared to purely fluid dynamic simulations of escape for two solar heating cases. The hybrid simulations show that the atmospheric temperature vs. altitude and the escape rates can differ significantly from those obtained using only a fluid description of the atmosphere. en_US
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dc.subject Jeans escape en_US
dc.subject Slow Hydrodynamic en_US
dc.subject Pluto en_US
dc.subject Thermal escape en_US
dc.subject atmospheric properties en_US
dc.subject solar system dwarf planets en_US
dc.subject planetary atmospheres en_US
dc.subject atmospheric escape en_US
dc.title Fluid/Kinetic Hybrid Simulation of Atmospheric Escape: Pluto en_US
dc.type text en_US

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