A comparison of the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn: deep atmospheric composition, cloud structure, vertical mixing, and origin.

@article{Atreya1999ACO,
  title={A comparison of the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn: deep atmospheric composition, cloud structure, vertical mixing, and origin.},
  author={Sushil K. Atreya and Michael H Wong and Tobias C. Owen and Paul R Mahaffy and Hasso B. Niemann and Imke de Pater and Pierre Drossart and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Encrenaz},
  journal={Planetary and space science},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 10-11},
  pages={1243-62}
}
We present our current understanding of the composition, vertical mixing, cloud structure and the origin of the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn. Available observations point to a much more vigorous vertical mixing in Saturn's middle-upper atmosphere than in Jupiter's. The nearly cloud-free nature of the Galileo probe entry site, a 5-micron hotspot, is consistent with the depletion of condensable volatiles to great depths, which is attributed to local meteorology. Somewhat similar depletion of… CONTINUE READING
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