Atmosphere Science Page
- Determine chemical composition
- Determine structure to a pressure depth of at least 10 bars
- Determine nature of cloud particles and location and structure of cloud layers
- Determine radiative energy balance
- Investigate circulation and dynamics
- Investigate upper atmosphere and ionosphere
Atmospheric Questions for Imaging of Jupiter
- Why are there bands and jets on Jupiter?
- How is heat transported from the interior?
- Why are jets stable?
- Why are hotspots and ovals stable?
- Are clouds passive tracers or active dynamically in causing jets and bands?
- Why do the clouds have colors?
- How are clouds formed?
- What trace chemicals are present?
How are they created and transported?
- What hazes exist in the stratosphere?
How do they affect deeper clouds?
- Jupiter Maps from New Mexico State University's Atmospheres Discipline Node of the NASA Planetary Data System.
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