Encyclopedia of Standard Planetary Information, Formulae and Constants

This is an "in house" document geared for upper division students in the Astronomy or the Astrophysics fields. This Encyclopedia consists of Standard Planetary Information, Formulae and Constants. It was written by Chris Barnet and edited for HTML by Steve Duran.

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Beer's Law
taunuu = e-sec(theta) integ kappanu rho dz
kappanu = sumkappanu(CO2,CO,CH4,N2O) + kappanu(H2O) + kappanu(O3)

Transmittance between the top of the atmosphere and level at z is a function of the quantity and absorption of all gases.

The taller the glass, the darker the brew,
The less the amount of light that comes through.

Please E-mail Lyle Huber for any comments or suggestions regarding the Encyclopedia.