Accession Number : AD0653452

Title :   UPPER LIMITS ON LIQUID WATER IN THE VENUS ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SPACE SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Welch,W. J. ; Rea,D. C.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The purpose of the report is to point out one consequence of the discovery of HCl and HF in the Venus atmosphere, namely, that on account of the presence of HCl there cannot be much liquid water in the atmosphere. HCl is highly soluble in water, and the resulting acid has a high DC conductivity. If there were much of this acid in the Venus atmosphere, the long wavelength radar signals would be strongly attenuated, whereas the radar signals appear to reach the planet's surface with little attenuation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VENUS(PLANET), PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES), (*PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES, *WATER VAPOR), ATMOSPHERE MODELS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, HYDROCHLORIC ACID, WATER, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE