Hot Jupiter atmospheric flows at high resolution

  title={Hot Jupiter atmospheric flows at high resolution},
  author={Kristen Menou},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • K. Menou
  • Published 1 November 2019
  • Environmental Science, Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Global circulation models (GCMs) of atmospheric flows are now routinely used to interpret observational data on hot Jupiters. Localized ‘equatorial β-plane’ simulations have revealed that a barotropic (horizontal shear) instability of the equatorial jet appears at horizontal resolutions beyond those typically achieved in global models; this instability could limit wind speeds and lead to increased atmospheric variability. To address this possibility, we adapt the computationally efficient… 

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