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Two scenarios on the driving mechanism of the Jovian equatorial jet with secondary hydrodynamic instabilities

Abstract:

We test the feasibility of two scenarios that may drive the broad, prograde, equatorial jets in the Jovian atmosphere within the shallow "weather layer". The first idea attempts to explain the flat-headed jet as a consequence of a hydrodynamic instability along an equatorially trapped primarily jet. The strong primary jet is induced by a 300 in s(-1) Kelvin wave. The second idea is a bridging of a pair of off-equatorial jets due to horizontal eddy diffusion (the so-called Gierasch mechanism)....

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10.1016/j.asr.2006.03.025

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Journal:
MIDDLE AND UPPER ATMOSPHERES, ACTIVE EXPERIMENTS, AND DUSTY PLASMAS
Volume:
38
Issue:
11
Pages:
2639-2644
Publication date:
2006
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ISSN:
0273-1177
URN:
uuid:c4304870-2a27-414d-bb32-454bea9391b3
Source identifiers:
4596
Local pid:
pubs:4596

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