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VEGA Balloon Dynamics and Vertical Winds in the Venus Middle Cloud Region

Linkin, V. M. and Kerzhanovich, V. V. and Lipatov, A. N. and Pichkadze, K. M. and Shurupov, A. A. and Terterashvili, A. V. and Ingersoll, A. P. and Crisp, D. and Grossman, A. W. and Young, R. E. and Seiff, A. and Ragent, B. and Blamont, J. E. and Elson, L. S. and Preston, R. A. (1986) VEGA Balloon Dynamics and Vertical Winds in the Venus Middle Cloud Region. Science, 231 (4744). pp. 1417-1419. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.231.4744.1417.

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The VEGA balloons provided a long-term record of vertical wind fluctuations in a planetary atmosphere other than Earth's. The vertical winds were calculated from the observed displacement of the balloon relative to its equilibrium float altitude. The winds were intermittent; a large burst lasted several hours, and the peak velocity was 3 meters per second.

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Additional Information:© 1986 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received for publication 23 October 1985. Accepted for publication 24 January 1986. Funding partially by National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Official Citation:VEGA Balloon Dynamics and Vertical Winds in the Venus Middle Cloud Region V. M. LINKIN, V. V. KERZHANOVICH, A. N. LIPATOV, K. M. PICHKADZE, A. A. SHURUPOV, A. V. TERTERASHVILI, A. P. INGERSOLI, D. CRISP, A. W. GROSSMAN,, R. E. YOUNG, A. SEIFF, B. RAGENT, J. E. BLAMONT, L. S. ELSON, and R. A. PRESTON Science 21 March 1986: 1417-1419. [DOI:10.1126/science.231.4744.1417
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