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The origin and evolution of Saturn's 2011-2012 stratospheric vortex

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The planet-encircling springtime storm in Saturn's troposphere (December 2010-July 2011, Fletcher, L.N. et al. [2011]. Science 332, 1413-1414; Sánchez-Lavega, A. et al. [2011]. Nature 475, 71-74; Fischer, G. et al. [2011]. Nature 475, 75-77) produced dramatic perturbations to stratospheric temperatures, winds and composition at mbar pressures that persisted long after the tropospheric disturbance had abated. Thermal infrared (IR) spectroscopy from the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer (...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Journal:
ICARUS
Volume:
221
Issue:
2
Pages:
560-586
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1090-2643
ISSN:
0019-1035
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uuid:d7df58b0-6533-4772-b80a-94bc10f1b51f
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354631
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pubs:354631

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