Deep model simulation of polar vortices in gas giant atmospheres

  title={Deep model simulation of polar vortices in gas giant atmospheres},
  author={Ferran Garcia and Frank R N Chambers and Anna L. Watts},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The Cassini and Juno probes have revealed large coherent cyclonic vortices in the polar regions of Saturn and Jupiter, a dramatic contrast from the east-west banded jet structure seen at lower latitudes. Debate has centered on whether the jets are shallow, or extend to greater depths in the planetary envelope. Recent experiments and observations have demonstrated the relevance of deep convection models to a successful explanation of jet structure and cyclonic coherent vortices away from the… 
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