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A laboratory model of Saturn's North Polar Hexagon

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A hexagonal structure has been observed at ∼76°N on Saturn since the 1980s (Godfrey, D.A. [1988]. Icarus 76, 335-356). Recent images by Cassini (Baines, K., Momary, T., Roos-Serote, M., Atreya, S., Brown, R., Buratti, B., Clark, R., Nicholson, P. [2007]. Geophys. Res. Abstr. 9, 02109; Baines, K., Momary, T., Fletcher, L., Kim, J., Showman, A., Atreya, S., Brown, R., Buratti, B., Clark, R., Nicholson, P. [2009]. Geophys. Res. Abstr. 11, 3375) have shown that the feature is still visible and la...

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Aguiar, ACB More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Wordsworth, RD More by this author
Yamazaki, YH More by this author
Journal:
ICARUS
Volume:
206
Issue:
2
Pages:
755-763
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1090-2643
ISSN:
0019-1035
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uuid:b3d55a5b-71ed-4d3b-a329-76d8460fc809
Source identifiers:
52652
Local pid:
pubs:52652

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