Remarks on the Mariner 2 limb-darkening measurements

L. D. Kaplan
1961 Symposium - International astronomical union  
It is shown that the limb-darkening observed in the radiometric measurements of Venus cannot be interpreted unambiguously in terms of cloud structure or vertical temperature distribution. In order to understand the nature of the Venus atmosphere in the vicinity of the clouds, these data have to be supplemented with accurate measurements in the absorption spectrum.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900179732 fatcat:4eobycz4kzeu5lfoxdnn4pmz5i