Earth-Based Observations of the Galileo Probe Entry Site

  title={Earth-Based Observations of the Galileo Probe Entry Site},
  author={Orton and Ort{\'i}z and Baines and Bjoraker and Carsenty and Colas and Dayal and Deming and Drossart and Frappa and Friedson and Goguen and Golisch and Griep and Hern{\'a}ndez and Hoffmann and Jennings and Kamiński and Kuhn and Laques and Anil M. Limaye and Lin and Lecacheux and Martin and McCabe and Momary and Parker and Puetter and Ressler and Reyes and Sada and Spencer and Spitale and Stewart and Varsik and Warell and Wild and Yanamandra-Fisher and Fazio and Hora and Deutsch},
  volume={272 5263},
Earth-based observations of Jupiter indicate that the Galileo probe probably entered Jupiter's atmosphere just inside a region that has less cloud cover and drier conditions than more than 99 percent of the rest of the planet. The visual appearance of the clouds at the site was generally dark at longer wavelengths. The tropospheric and stratospheric temperature fields have a strong longitudinal wave structure that is expected to manifest itself in the vertical temperature profile. 

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We thank the staff of several observatories for their support in making a number of unusual but important changes to observing techniques and schedules

A. Simon, R. Beebe
  • We also thank the French Programme National de Planetologie for support of the Pic-du-Midi observations. P.S. was supported by a NASA-National Research Council Resident Research Associateship
  • 1996