# PDS Atmospheres Node

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## About the PDS Atmospheres Node

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