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Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A Free Atmospheric Vortex?

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (1973) Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A Free Atmospheric Vortex? Science, 182 (4119). pp. 1346-1348. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.182.4119.1346.

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A simple hydrodynamic model yields steady-state solutions with many of the properties of the Great Red Spot and the neighboring belts and zones of Jupiter. No special forcing mechanism is necessary to maintain the circulation of the Spot. This is consistent with observations which indicate that the Great Red Spot and the zones have similar dynamic properties.

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Additional Information:© 1973 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 10 September 1973. Partly supported by NASA grant NGL 05-002-003 to the California Institute of Technology, and partly by NSF grant GA-37116X for summer study of geophysical fluid dynamics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I wish to thank A. Arakawa, H. Huppert, P. Steinhardt, and G. Veronis for help in various aspects of this project.
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