Deep winds beneath Saturn's upper clouds from a seasonal long-lived planetary-scale storm.


Convective storms occur regularly in Saturn's atmosphere. Huge storms known as Great White Spots, which are ten times larger than the regular storms, are rarer and occur about once per Saturnian year (29.5 Earth years). Current models propose that the outbreak of a Great White Spot is due to moist convection induced by water. However, the generation of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature10203