Images from Galileo of the Venus Cloud Deck

  title={Images from Galileo of the Venus Cloud Deck},
  author={Michael J. S. Belton and Peter J. Gierasch and Michael D. Smith and P Helfenstein and Paul J. Schinder and James B. Pollack and Kathy A. Rages and Andrew P. Ingersoll and K. P. Klaasen and Joseph Frank Veverka and Clifford D. Anger and Michael H. Carr and Clark R. Chapman and Merton E. Davies and Fraser P. Fanale and Ronald Greeley and Richard Greenberg and James W. Head and David R. Morrison and Gerhard Neukum and Carl Bernard Pilcher},
  pages={1531 - 1536}
Images of Venus taken at 418 (violet) and 986 [near-infrared (NIR)] nanometers show that the morphology and motions of large-scale features change with depth in the cloud deck. Poleward meridional velocities, seen in both spectral regions, are much reduced in the NIR In the south polar region the markings in the two wavelength bands are strongly anticorrelated. The images follow the changing state of the upper cloud layer downwind of the subsolar point, and the zonal flow field shows a… Expand
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