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Equatorial winds on Saturn and the stratospheric oscillation

Abstract:

The zonal jets on the giant planets have been thought to be stable in time1-3. A decline in the velocity of Saturn's equatorial jet has been identified, on the basis of a comparison of cloud-tracking data across two decades4, but the differences in cloud speeds have since been suggested to stem from changes in cloud altitude in combination with vertical wind shear, rather than from temporal changes in wind strength at a given height5. Here, we combine observations of cloud tracks and of atmos...

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10.1038/NGEO1292

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Ingersoll, AP More by this author
Del Genio, AD More by this author
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Journal:
NATURE GEOSCIENCE
Volume:
4
Issue:
11
Pages:
750-752
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1752-0908
ISSN:
1752-0894
URN:
uuid:45a91032-8372-4b73-9873-7c25a81c1b46
Source identifiers:
206326
Local pid:
pubs:206326
Language:
English

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