Jupiter's Thermal Environment

extracted from Thermal Environments JPL D-8160

Link to: JPL data or GSFC data

The following table summarizes the range of Direct Solar, Reflected Solar (Albedo), and Planetary Infrared for the planet Jupiter.

                 Perihelion       Aphelion         Mean


Direct Solar     56 W/sqM          46 W/sqM         51 W/sqM

Albedo             0.343             0.343            0.343
(subsolar peak)

Planetary IR.    13.7 W/sqM        13.4 W/sqM       13.6 W/sqM

The planet Jupiter has a fairly high albedo. Its thermal environment are so low that it could almost be ignored except for very sensitive instruments and detectors.

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