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Triton's plumes: Discovery, characteristics, and models

January 1, 1995

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 Year 1995
Title Triton's plumes: Discovery, characteristics, and models
Authors Randolph L. Kirk, Laurence A. Soderblom, R. H. Brown, S. W. Kieffer, J.S. Kargel
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70201384
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center