Sodium ‘Airglow’ from Io

  • T. D. Parkinson
Conference paper
Part of the Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 51)


Io is the innermost of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter. In size, density, and distance from its parent planet it is quite similar to our own Moon. Most of its other physical properties are different from our lunar experience. To gain some familiarization with this satellite, the following brief discussion will highlight some of its observed physical properties. An excellent review has recently been published by Morrison and Cruikshank (1974).


Line Emission Column Density Radio Burst Orbital Position Solar Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. D. Parkinson
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  1. 1.Kitt Peak National ObservatoryTucsonUSA

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