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Moist convection and the 2010–2011 revival of Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt

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The transformation of Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt (SEB) from its faded, whitened state in 2009-2010 (Fletcher et al., 2011b) to its normal brown appearance is documented via comparisons of thermal-infrared (5–20  µm) and visible-light imaging between November 2010 and November 2011. The SEB revival consisted of convective eruptions triggered over ∼100 days, potentially powered by the latent heat released by the condensation of water. The plumes rise from the water cloud base and ultimatel...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Royal Society
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Giles, R
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Science and Technology Facilities Council
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
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Volume:
286
Pages:
94-117
Publication date:
2017-04-01
Acceptance date:
2017-01-03
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EISSN:
1090-2643
ISSN:
0019-1035
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pubs:675314
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uuid:d29880a6-0d28-40b5-91de-fdde1d8237b9
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675314
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2017-02-22

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