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Deep winds beneath Saturn's upper clouds from a seasonal long-lived planetary-scale storm.

Abstract:

Convective storms occur regularly in Saturn's atmosphere. Huge storms known as Great White Spots, which are ten times larger than the regular storms, are rarer and occur about once per Saturnian year (29.5 Earth years). Current models propose that the outbreak of a Great White Spot is due to moist convection induced by water. However, the generation of the global disturbance and its effect on Saturn's permanent winds have hitherto been unconstrained by data, because there was insufficient spa...

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10.1038/nature10203

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Sánchez-Lavega, A More by this author
del Río-Gaztelurrutia, T More by this author
Gómez-Forrellad, JM More by this author
Sanz-Requena, JF More by this author
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
475
Issue:
7354
Pages:
71-74
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:5c9026f2-e986-4232-a0a0-14fd63dcb6a4
Source identifiers:
166597
Local pid:
pubs:166597
Language:
English
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