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Uranus's northern polar cap in 2014

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In October and November 2014, spectra covering the 1.436 – 1.863-μm wavelength range from the SINFONI Integral Field Unit Spectrometer on the Very Large Telescope showed the presence of a vast bright North polar cap on Uranus, extending northward from about 40ºN and at all longitudes observed. The feature, first detected in August 2014 from Keck telescope images, has a morphology very similar to the southern polar cap that was seen to fade before the 2007 equinox. At strong methane-absorbing ...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1029/2018GL077654

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
ORCID:
0000-0002-9424-2929
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Publication date:
2018-06-04
Acceptance date:
2018-05-25
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EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Pubs id:
pubs:857847
URN:
uri:dec0dfb0-ab72-45d5-b376-1beab99992ae
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uuid:dec0dfb0-ab72-45d5-b376-1beab99992ae
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pubs:857847

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