Simulation of equatorial and high-latitude jets on Jupiter in a deep convection model

@article{Heimpel2005SimulationOE,
  title={Simulation of equatorial and high-latitude jets on Jupiter in a deep convection model},
  author={M. Heimpel and J. Aurnou and Johannes Wicht},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={438},
  pages={193-196}
}
  • M. Heimpel, J. Aurnou, Johannes Wicht
  • Published 2005
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The bands of Jupiter represent a global system of powerful winds. Broad eastward equatorial jets are flanked by smaller-scale, higher-latitude jets flowing in alternating directions. Jupiter's large thermal emission suggests that the winds are powered from within, but the zonal flow depth is limited by increasing density and electrical conductivity in the molecular hydrogen–helium atmosphere towards the centre of the planet. Two types of planetary flow models have been explored: shallow-layer… CONTINUE READING
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