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A high-resolution, three-dimensional model of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Cho, James Y.-K and de la Torre Juárez, Manuel and Ingersoll, Andrew P. and Dritschel, David G. (2001) A high-resolution, three-dimensional model of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Journal of Geophysical Research E, 106 (E3). pp. 5099-5105. ISSN 0148-0227.

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The turbulent flow at the periphery of the Great Red Spot (GRS) contains many fine-scale filamentary structures, while the more quiescent core, bounded by a narrow high-velocity ring, exhibits organized, possibly counterrotating, motion. Past studies have neither been able to capture this complexity nor adequately study the effects of vertical stratification L_R(z) on the GRS. We present results from a series of high-resolution, three-dimensional simulations that advect the dynamical tracer, potential vorticity. The detailed flow is successfully captured with a characteristic value of L_R ≈ 2000 km, independent of the precise vertical stratification profile.

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Additional Information:© 2001 American Geophysical Union. Manuscript Accepted: 27 Nov 2000. Manuscript Received: 5 Jun 2000. J. Y-K. C. and A. P. I. were supported by NASA's Planetary Atmospheres Program; M. T. J. was supported by NASA/N.R.C.; and D. G. D. was supported by N.E.R.C. We thank Ashwin Vasavada and Adam Showman for helpful discussions and the reviewers for helpful suggestions.
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