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Measurements of wind vectors, eddy momentum transports, and energy conversions in Jupiter's atmosphere from Voyager 1 images

Beebe, Reta F. and Ingersoll, Andrew P. and Hunt, Garry E. and Mitchell, Jim L. and Müller, Jan-Peter (1980) Measurements of wind vectors, eddy momentum transports, and energy conversions in Jupiter's atmosphere from Voyager 1 images. Geophysical Research Letters, 7 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0094-8276. doi:10.1029/GL007i001p00001.

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Voyager 1 narrow-angle images were used to obtain displacements of features down to 100-200 km in size over intervals of ten hours on February 26-27, 1979. A global map of velocity vectors and longitudinally-averaged zonal wind equation image as functions of latitude are presented. Denoting departures of the zonal and meridional wind from their longitudinal means by u′ and v/u',v′, respectively, the velocity correlation equation image and the meridional gradient du/dy are compared as functions of latitude. A weak but statistically significant positive correlation is found. The implied rate of conversion from eddy kinetic energy to zonal mean kinetic energy is large and may be comparable to the fluxes of solar and internal energy.

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Additional Information:© 1980 American Geophysical Union. Received October 25, 1979; accepted November 27, 1979. We would like to thank Glenn Garneau, Gary Yagi, Paul Jepsen, and Joel Mosher at the Image Processing Laboratory for their assistance with the interactive analysis of the Voyager images. This research is funded by NASA. GEH and J-PM acknowledge the financial assistance of the British Science Research Council, and J-PM the financial assistance of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of University College London.
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