Storms and the Depletion of Ammonia in Jupiter: II. Explaining the Juno Observations

  title={Storms and the Depletion of Ammonia in Jupiter: II. Explaining the Juno Observations},
  author={Tristan Guillot and Cheng Li and Scott J. Bolton and Shannon T. Brown and Andrew P. Ingersoll and Michael A. Janssen and Steven M. Levin and Jonathan I. Lunine and Glenn S. Orton and Paul G. Steffes and David J. Stevenson},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
Observations of Jupiter's deep atmosphere by the Juno spacecraft have revealed several puzzling facts: The concentration of ammonia is variable down to pressures of tens of bars and is strongly dependent on latitude. While most latitudes exhibit a low abundance, the Equatorial Zone of Jupiter has an abundance of ammonia that is high and nearly uniform with depth. In parallel, the Equatorial Zone is peculiar for its absence of lightning, which is otherwise prevalent most everywhere else on the… Expand

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