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Atmospheric dynamics of Uranus and Neptune: Theoretical considerations

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (1984) Atmospheric dynamics of Uranus and Neptune: Theoretical considerations. In: Uranus and Neptune. NASA conference publication. No.2330. NASA , Washington, DC, pp. 263-269. ISBN 11871804.

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Uranus, because of its pole-on orientation and low internal heat source, is in a dynamically different atmospheric regime from Jupiter and Saturn. Neptune resembles Jupiter and Saturn in orientation and internal heating, but its extremely long radiative time constant puts Neptune in a different class. Voyager observations of seasonal temperature gradients, equator-to-pole temperature gradients, infrared emission, Bond albedo, possible cloud structures (bands, spots, eddies), and cloud motions should greatly improve our ability to classify planetary atmospheres according to their dynamical regimes.

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Subject Keywords:albedo; annual variations; atmospheric circulation; atmospheric physics; cloud physics; clouds; heat flux; infrared spectroscopy; neptune atmosphere; uranus atmosphere; voyager project
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Official Citation:Ingersoll, A.P. Atmospheric dynamics of Uranus and Neptune: Theoretical considerations. In Uranus and Neptune, edited by J.T. Bergstralh, pp. 363-369, NASA Conference Publication 2330, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, 1984.
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