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Planetary and Space Science 53 (2005) 498507 Jupiter's ammonia clouds--localized or ubiquitous?
 

Summary: Planetary and Space Science 53 (2005) 498507
Jupiter's ammonia clouds--localized or ubiquitous?
S.K. Atreyaa,, A.S. Wonga
, K.H. Bainesb
, M.H. Wongc
, T.C. Owend
a
Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143, USA
b
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
c
Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
d
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Received 10 November 2003; received in revised form 9 April 2004; accepted 13 April 2004
Available online 8 February 2005
Abstract
From an analysis of the Galileo Near Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (NIMS) data, Baines et al. (Icarus 159 (2002) 74) have
reported that spectrally identifiable ammonia clouds (SIACs) cover less than 1% of Jupiter. Localized ammonia clouds have been
identified also in the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) observations (Planet. Space Sci. 52 (2004a) 385). Yet, ground-

  

Source: Atreya, Sushil - Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Physics