Venusian volcanoes may be spewing sulphur dioxide into its atmosphere

Dec 3, 2012 Full story: Newkerala.com

ESA's Venus Express have detected large changes in the sulphur dioxide content of the planet's atmosphere, and astronomers suspect volcanic eruptions behind it.

Full Story

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

Nuneaton

#1 Dec 5, 2012
Nice article which took a while to load.

Appears that the H2SO4 content of the cloud decks will increase in time as a result of reactions between sunlight and SO2.

The difficulty here is whether thermal dissociation of H2SO4 in the deep atmosphere from acid rain results in SO2 or SO3. If it is SO2 that is the product then it may not be a purely volcanic feature.

Volcanism however will produce the SO2 so it obviously must be there.

Have a nice day: Ag

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Science Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
The President has failed us (Jun '12) 4 min X -Man- 273,146
Evolution vs. Creation (Jul '11) 5 min It aint necessari... 122,214
Who Is Allah? (Aug '07) 48 min El Cid 203,999
Still No Dark Matter from Space StationBy Matth... 1 hr One way or another 68
How Life's Code Emerged From Primordial Soup (Sep '09) 2 hr The Dude 65
Why U.S. green groups are talking about abortio... 7 hr TeaBagging for Am... 4
No, sorry, but Peru is not organic-food heaven 8 hr Tedel 1

Science People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE