Optical observations of hot atoms in the atmospheres of Venus and Mars are briefly reviewed. A summary of hot hydrogen and oxygen production and loss processes is given. Results of some recent model calculations as well as a number of new results of the hot hydrogen and oxygen populations are presented and their implication in terms of solar wind interaction processes is discussed.
|Number of pages||256|
|Publication status||Published - 1990 Apr|
Nagy, A., Kim, J., & Cravens, T. (1990). Hot hydrogen and oxygen atoms in the upper atmospheres of Venus and Mars: Distribution of hot hydrogen and oxygen calculated by a theoretical model. Annales Geophysicae, 8, 251. [1990AnGeo...8..251N].