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Implications of Preliminary VEGA Balloon Results for the Venus Atmosphere Dynamics

Blamont, J. E. and Sagdeev, R. Z. and Linkin, V. M. and Kerzhanovich, V. V. and Crisp, D. and Ingersoll, A. P. and Elson, L. S. and Preston, R. A. and Golitsyn, G. S. and Ivanov, V. N. and Ragent, B. and Seiff, A. and Young, R. E. (1986) Implications of Preliminary VEGA Balloon Results for the Venus Atmosphere Dynamics. Soviet Astronomy Letters, 12 (1). pp. 22-25. ISSN 0360-0327.

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The typical 1-2 m/sec vertical winds encountered by the Vega balloons probably result from thermal convection. The consistent 6.5-kelvin differential between the Vega 1 and Vega 2 temperatures is attributable to disturbances of synoptic or planetary scale. According to the Doppler tracking the winds were stronger than on earlier missions, perhaps because of solar thermal tides. The motions of Vega 2 may have been affected by waves from mountainous terrain.

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Additional Information:© 1986 American Institute of Physics. Submitted October 25, 1985. Translation of: Pis'ma Astron. Zh. 12, 52-58 (January 1986).
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