Galileo Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy Measurements at Venus

  title={Galileo Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy Measurements at Venus},
  author={Robert W. Carlson and Kevin H. Baines and Thérèse Encrenaz and Fredric W. Taylor and Pierre Drossart and Lucas W. Kamp and James B. Pollack and E. Lellouch and A. D. Collard and Simon Calcutt and David Harry Grinspoon and Paul R. Weissman and William Smythe and Adriana C. Ocampo and G. Edward Danielson and Fraser P. Fanale and Torrence V. Johnson and Hugh H. Kieffer and Dennis Matson and Thomas B. McCord and Laurence A. Soderblom},
  pages={1541 - 1548}
During the 1990 Galileo Venus flyby, the Near Infaied Mapping Spectrometer investigated the night-side atmosphere of Venus in the spectral range 0.7 to 5.2 micrometers. Multispectral images at high spatial resolution indicate substanmial cloud opacity variations in the lower cloud levels, centered at 50 kilometers altitude. Zonal and meridional winds were derived for this level and are consistent with motion of the upper branch of a Hadley cell. Northern and southern hemisphere clouds appear to… Expand
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