PDS Atmospheres Node

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About the PDS Atmospheres Node

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This website from NASA's Planetary Atmospheres Data Node from the Planetary Data Service contains a LOT of planetary-related equations and constants!

Access the Resource

http://atmos.nmsu.edu/jsdap/encyclopediawork.html

Contents

Standard Planetary Information, Formulae and Constants

Summary of constants

  • Tables of atmospheric parameters for the planets
  • Adiabatic Lapse Rate
  • Auto-convective Lapse Rate
  • Amagats
  • Beers Law
  • Beta plane approximation
  • Brunt Vaisala or Buoyancy Frequency
  • Cloud clearing eta and N* methods
  • Cloud properties
  • Dobson Units
  • Double Linear Interpolation
  • Earth: molecular abundances
  • Earth: Molecular spectral regions
  • Earth: Oceans
  • Equations of Motion
  • FFT, Cosine Transform
  • Gas Constant
  • Geopotential
  • Geostrophic Approximation
  • Gravity
  • Heat Balance
  • Humidity
  • Hurricanes
  • Hydrostatic Equilibrium
  • Ideal Gas Law
  • IR filter bandpasses
  • Latitude: planeto-graphic and planeto-centric
  • Longitude Systems and Conversion
  • Orbits: Equations of motion, Period(altitude)
  • Planck Function
  • Planet Mission Summary
  • Potential Temperature
  • Potential Vorticity
  • Radiative time constant
  • Radiative Transfer Equation (IR)
  • Rayleigh Scattering: Optical Depth
  • Rayleigh Scattering: Phase Function
  • Richardson Number
  • Rossby Number
  • Saturation Vapor Pressure
  • Scale Height
  • Thermal Wind Equation
  • Velocity of Sound
  • Vorticity
  • Weighting Functions
  • Wind Measurement