Observation of water vapor in the stratosphere of Jupiter with the Odin space telescope
Journal article, 2008

The water vapor line at 557 GHz has been observed with the Odin space telescope with a high signal-to-noise ratio and a high spectral resolution on November 8, 2002. The analysis of this observation as well as a re-analysis of previously published observations obtained with the submillimeter wavelength astronomy satellite seem to favor a cometary origin (Shoemaker-Levy 9) for water in the stratosphere of Jupiter, in agreement with the ISO observation results. Our model predicts that the water line should become fainter and broader from 2007. The observation of such a temporal variability would be contradictory with an IDP steady flux, thus supporting the SL9 source hypothesis. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd.

Water

Odin space telescoope

Jupiter

Atmosphere

Spectroscopy

Author

T. Cavalie

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

F. Billebaud

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

N. Biver

GEPI - Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique, Instrumentation

M. Dobrijevic

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

E. Lellouch

GEPI - Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique, Instrumentation

J. Brillet

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

A. Lecacheux

GEPI - Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique, Instrumentation

Åke Hjalmarson

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

Aa. Sandqvist

Stockholm Observatory

U. Frisk

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)

Michael Olberg

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

E.A. Bergin

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Planetary and Space Science

0032-0633 (ISSN)

Vol. 56 12 1573-1584

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

DOI

10.1016/j.pss.2008.04.013

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