Atmospheric Composition, Chemistry, and Clouds

  1. Larry W. Esposito,
  2. Ellen R. Stofan and
  3. Thomas E. Cravens
  1. Franklin P. Mills1,
  2. Larry W. Esposito2 and
  3. Yuk L. Yung3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/176GM06

Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet

Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet

How to Cite

Mills, F. P., Esposito, L. W. and Yung, Y. L. (2007) Atmospheric Composition, Chemistry, and Clouds, in Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet (eds L. W. Esposito, E. R. Stofan and T. E. Cravens), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/176GM06

Author Information

  1. 1

    Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering and The Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  2. 2

    Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

  3. 3

    Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904412

Online ISBN: 9781118666227



  • Venus (Planet)—Exploration;
  • Venus (Planet)—Surface


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Summary of Observations and Recent Developments

  • Sulfur Chemistry

  • Clouds

  • Chlorine Chemistry

  • Unidentified UV and Blue Absorption

  • Emerging Developments : Coupling Among Cycles and Nitric Oxide

  • Recommendations and Future Directions