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Measures of Jupiter photographs—1974/1975 apparition

Authors
Journal
Icarus
0019-1035
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0019-1035(77)90074-4

Abstract

Abstract The 1974/1975 Jupiter apparition is described. Photographic images have been measured and zonal velocities are given for all spots observed on four or more dates. Global and localized zonal flow patterns are graphically presented. Methane absorption band imagery at 890 nm indicates that white ovals and red spots are high in altitude, and blue features are cloud-free areas. The motions of blue features are complex and unlike the motions of other features. Interactions or associations between spots at five adjacent atmospheric currents have been observed. Zonal motion within an equatorial plume has been observed. Evidence is presented for a probable source of red spots in the North Tropical Zone.

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