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[17] Fan, S., D. Shemansky, C. Li, P. Gao, Y. Yung. Retrieval of abundances of hydrocarbon and nitrile species in Titan’s upper atmosphere, ESS, 6, 1057 (2019)


[16] Li, Cheng, X. Chen. Simulating Non-hydrostatic Atmospheres on Planets (SNAP): formulation, validation, and application to the Jovian atmosphere, ApJS, 240,2  (2018)

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