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Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt expansion and thermal wave activity ahead of Juno's arrival

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The dark colors of Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt (NEB, 7–17°N) appeared to expand northward into the neighboring zone in 2015, consistent with a 3–5 year cycle. Inversions of thermal-IR imaging from the Very Large Telescope revealed a moderate warming and reduction of aerosol opacity at the cloud tops at 17–20°N, suggesting subsidence and drying in the expanded sector. Two new thermal waves were identified during this period: (i) an upper tropospheric thermal wave (wave number 16–17, amp...

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10.1002/2017GL073383

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Science and Technology Facilities Council More from this funder
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Wiley Publisher's website
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Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
14
Pages:
7140-7148
Publication date:
2017-07-31
Acceptance date:
2017-04-12
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EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Pubs id:
pubs:713033
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uri:5f0df205-ba6b-45d4-ade7-53c73a4fd7f2
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uuid:5f0df205-ba6b-45d4-ade7-53c73a4fd7f2
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