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Composition and evolution of the atmosphere of Venus

Composition and evolution of the atmosphere of Venus

contract/grant number, NAGW 4388; period covered, 1/1/96-12/31/96

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementThomas Donahue, [principal investigator].
Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA-CR-201533., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-201533.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17593382M
OCLC/WorldCa41211191

  Planetary surfaces are coupled with planetary atmospheres through complex physical and chemical processes. On Mars and Venus, surface composition and climatic evolution are affected by volcanism, impacts, and atmosphere-surface interactions with limited and/or temporal influences from aqueous by: 7. Venus and Earth are generally regarded as sister planets because Venus is the planet with mass, size, and mean density closest to that of the Earth (see Table A6).Cosmochemical and geochemical models also suggest that Venus’ bulk composition is similar to that of the Earth (Lodders and Fegley, ; Tables and ).Despite these broad similarities, Venus’ atmosphere is dramatically.

Atmospheric evolution on Venus has probably been different than the evolution of the terrestrial atmosphere. However, before discussing this somewhat speculative topic it makes sense to review basic properties of Venus ’ atmosphere, and to compare its atmosphere to that of the Earth. Life and the Evolution of Earth’s Atmosphere composition very similar to that of Venus. There would also be a massive greenhouse effect, like 2 in the Atmosphere Over Time _12_27 1/23/02 AM Page that were more than enough to vaporize the File Size: 2MB.

atmosphere, would have been unchecked, removing most N 2 (and thus most of the atmosphere!) in about one billion years. Aerosols are a minor component of the terrestrial atmosphere whose importance to climate is only now being more fully understood. Aerosols are microme-ter-sized particles of sulfur, organic compounds, and. It is instructive to compare the evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere to that of its neighbor planets Venus and Mars. All three planets presumably formed with similar assemblages of elements but their present-day atmospheric compositions are vastly different (Table ). Venus has an atmosphere ~ times thicker than that ofFile Size: KB.


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Composition and evolution of the atmosphere of Venus Download PDF EPUB FB2

On Venus, most of the CO 2 is still in the atmosphere and the surface temperature is a scorching degrees Celsius, slowing or stopping geological as.

Implications for the origin and evolution of the terrestrial planets are drawn from a comparison of the Venus, earth and Mars atmosphere volatile inventories. Attention is given to the possible loss of an appreciable amount of water from Venus, in light of recent evidence for a fold deuterium enrichment.

Ar and He-4 abundances suggest that outgassing has been inefficient for much of Cited by:   Earth and Venus share many physical characteristics. Atmosphere is not one of them. The atmosphere of Venus is so harsh that it is the main reason that no one has ever been able to.

After giving an historical account of the development of Venus atmospheric composition explorations and the various instrumental techniques used in them, attention is given to recommended values for the mixing ratios of gases at altitudes below km.

Together with the various constituent groups of gases, their observations, and related processes and models, the mathematical background for Cited by:   Venus’ Variable Evolution For every backyard astronomer, we know billion years ago, both Venus and Earth were formed with nearly the same radius, mass, density and chemical composition.

The atmosphere of Venus has a huge troposphere (region of convection) that extends up to at least 50 kilometers above the surface (Figure ).Within the troposphere, the gas is heated from below and circulates slowly, rising near the equator and descending over the poles.

Venus was one of the five planets—along with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn—known in ancient times, and its motions were observed and studied for centuries prior to the invention of advanced astronomical instruments.

Its appearances were recorded by the Babylonians, who equated it with the goddess Ishtar, about bce, and it also is mentioned prominently in the astronomical records. The air of Venus is so dense that by mass, the small traces of nitrogen are four times the amount found on Earth, although nitrogen makes up more than.

Get this from a library. Composition and evolution of the atmosphere of Venus: contract/grant number, NAGW ; period covered, 1/1//31/ [Thomas M Donahue; United States.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Learning Objectives. By the end of this section, you will be able to: Compare the planetary evolution of Venus, Earth, and Mars; Venus, Mars, and our own planet Earth form a remarkably diverse triad of worlds.

Although all three orbit in roughly the same inner zone around the Sun and all apparently started with about the same chemical mix of silicates and metals, their evolutionary paths have.

The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Earth, Venus, and Mars 1 Abstract The atmospheric and surface conditions of Earth, Venus, and Mars formed as a result of a chain of astrophysical and geophysical/chemical processes.

The end results were the formation of a habitable environment on the Earth and highly inhospitable environments on Venus File Size: KB. The chemical compositions of the primordial atmospheres of Venus, Earth and Mars have long been a topic of debate between the experts.

Some believe that the original atmospheres were a product of outgassed volatiles from the newly accreted terrestrial planets and that these atmospheres consisted primarily of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, water vapor and residual hydrogen and helium (e.g., Cited by: 3.

Venus: atmospheric evolution. Dayhoff MO, Eck RV, Lippincott ER, Sagan C. Because of the high temperatures prevailing in the lower atmosphere of Venus, its chemistry is dominated by the tendency toward thermodynamic equilibrium.

From the atomic composition deduced spectroscopically, the thermodynamic equilibrium composition of the atmosphere of Cited by: It is assumed that the atmosphere of Venus is of secondary origin as is that of the Earth (Rubey, ), and three major phases are distinguished in its evolution: 1.

During the period of early intense degassing and in the presence of water vapor, carbon dioxide was fixed by chemical interaction with the by: 5. Venus - Venus - The atmosphere: Venus has the most massive atmosphere of the terrestrial planets, which include Mercury, Earth, and Mars.

Its gaseous envelope is composed of more than 96 percent carbon dioxide and percent molecular nitrogen. Trace amounts of other gases are present, including carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, water vapour, argon, and helium. Evolution of the Atmosphere. Composition of the Present Atmosphere.

The overall composition of the earth's atmosphere is summarized below along with a comparison to the atmospheres on Venus and Mars - our closest neighbors.

to Mars and Venus result from the different processes that influenced the development of each atmosphere. While. Because of the heavy blanket of clouds and atmosphere, one spot on the surface of Venus is similar to any other as far as weather is concerned.

Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere. The most abundant gas on Venus is carbon dioxide (CO 2), which accounts for 96% of the atmosphere. The second most common gas is nitrogen. Unformatted text preview: 1/31/ EVOLUTION OF THE ATMOSPHERE Mars Earth Venus What is different about the atmosphere of these planets?How can we explain those differences.

What is the role of life. What are the consequences for condition on earth. Comparison of atmospheres 1 1/31/ Earth’s initial atmosphere (temporary) • Probably H2 and He from accretion • Rapidly lost. Evolution of the Atmosphere: Composition, Structure and Energy Mars and Venus result from the different processes that influenced the development of each atmosphere.

While Venus is too warm and Mars is too cold for liquid water the Earth is at just such a distance from the Sun that water was able to form in all three phases, gaseous, liquid.

Venus is one of the four terrestrial planets in the Solar System, meaning that it is a rocky body like Earth. It is similar to Earth in size and mass, and is often described as Earth's "sister" or "twin".

The diameter of Venus is 12, km (7, mi)—only km ( mi) less than Earth's—and its mass is Adjectives: Venusian or (rarely) Cytherean, Venerean. The partial pressure of water at Venus' cloud tops is lower than that over water ice at the same temperature.

Thus, the clouds are responsible for the extreme dryness of Venus' upper atmosphere, and play an important role in the photochemical stability of Venus' atmosphere (see Section ). The evolution of the atmosphere of Mars is one of the most intriguing problems in the exploration of the solar system.

Presently Mars has a very thin 6 Cited by: Venus & Mars have very similar atmospheres to each other; mainly carbon dioxide with some nitrogen, but little/no oxygen. As the Earth is located between Venus & Mars, it is likely that Earth's early atmosphere was like theirs today; evolution of life on Earth is .