Morphology and dynamics of the upper cloud layer of Venus

  title={Morphology and dynamics of the upper cloud layer of Venus},
  author={W. Markiewicz and D. Titov and S. Limaye and H. Keller and N. Ignatiev and R. Jaumann and N. Thomas and H. Michalik and R. Moissl and P. Russo},
  • W. Markiewicz, D. Titov, +7 authors P. Russo
  • Published 2007
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Venus is completely covered by a thick cloud layer, of which the upper part is composed of sulphuric acid and some unknown aerosols. The cloud tops are in fast retrograde rotation (super-rotation), but the factors responsible for this super-rotation are unknown. Here we report observations of Venus with the Venus Monitoring Camera on board the Venus Express spacecraft. We investigate both global and small-scale properties of the clouds, their temporal and latitudinal variations, and derive wind… CONTINUE READING

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