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Atmospheric Density Profiles of Europa and Mars

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  1. Aug 30, 2012 #1
    Hi all,

    This is my first post. I am a fourth year undergrad doing a project on astrobiology. in order to do calculations of meteorite impact on the surfaces of europa, enceladus, and mars, i need their atmospheric density profile models. Any idea where i could find those?

    thanks in advance.

    muza
     
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  3. Aug 31, 2012 #2

    mfb

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    "mars atmospheric profile" gives a lot of relevant google hits, including several papers about its atmosphere.
    Europa has a surface pressure of ~100nPa (reference), on Enceladus it is very variable (see this and the following reference) - I would expect that you can neglect it for meteorites of significant size.
     
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