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The Origin of Belt/Zone Contrasts in the Atmosphere of Jupiter and Their Correlation with 5-μm Opacity

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The commonly held interpretation of the observed banded structure of the jovian atmosphere is that "zones" are regions of dense clouds and thus high reflectivity and low thermal emission, while "belts" are relatively cloud-free regions of low reflectivity but high thermal emission. However, it has not been possible with existing data to identify unambiguously which of a number of possible jovian cloud layers (J. S. Lewis 1969, Icarus 10, 365-378) is mainly responsible for these variations. Ne...

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10.1006/icar.2000.6542

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Author
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Volume:
149
Issue:
2
Pages:
397-415
Publication date:
2001-02-01
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ISSN:
0019-1035
Language:
English
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pubs:28089
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uuid:6a5c2447-9032-4656-9630-edac8ec1295f
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pubs:28089
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28089
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2012-12-19

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