Quantitative Estimates of Chemical Disequilibrium in Titan's Atmosphere

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 27, 2018
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Quantitative Estimates of Chemical Disequilibrium in Titan's Atmosphere

We apply previously introduced measures of chemical disequilibrium to Cassini mass spectroscopy data on the atmosphere of Titan.

In the analysis presented here, we use an improved description, avoiding the meanfield approximation in previous work. The results of the analysis are nearly exactly the same as those found earlier and confirm that, with respect to the measures used, Titan’s atmosphere lies between living and many nonliving systems. Some details of the mathematical analysis, which appear to be new, are included.

Ben F. M. Intoy, J. Woods Halley
(Submitted on 27 Nov 2018)

Comments: 16 pages, 5 figures
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Chemical Physics (physics.chem-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:1811.10760 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1811.10760v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Ben Frederick Intoy
[v1] Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:57:12 UTC (375 KB)

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