Images from Galileo of the Venus cloud deck

Michael J S Belton, Peter J. Gierasch, Michael D. Smith, Paul Helfenstein, Paul J. Schinder, James B. Pollack, Kathy A. Rages, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Kenneth P. Klaasen, Joseph Veverka, Clifford D. Anger, Michael H. Carr, Clark R. Chapman, Merton E. Davies, Fraser P. Fanale, Ronald Greeley, Richard J. Greenberg, James W. Head, David Morrison, Gerhard NeukumCarl B. Pilcher

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Images of Venus taken at 418 (violet) and 986 [near-infrared (NIR)] nanometers show that the morphology and motions of large-scale features change with depth in the cloud deck. Poleward meridional velocities, seen in both spectral regions, are much reduced in the NIR. In the south polar region the markings in the two wavelength bands are strongly anticorrelated. The images follow the changing state of the upper cloud layer downwind of the subsolar point, and the zonal flow field shows a longitudinal periodicity that may be coupled to the formation of large-scale planetary waves. No optical lightning was detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1531-1536
Number of pages6
JournalScience
Volume253
Issue number5027
StatePublished - Sep 27 1991

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Belton, M. J. S., Gierasch, P. J., Smith, M. D., Helfenstein, P., Schinder, P. J., Pollack, J. B., ... Pilcher, C. B. (1991). Images from Galileo of the Venus cloud deck. Science, 253(5027), 1531-1536.

Images from Galileo of the Venus cloud deck. / Belton, Michael J S; Gierasch, Peter J.; Smith, Michael D.; Helfenstein, Paul; Schinder, Paul J.; Pollack, James B.; Rages, Kathy A.; Ingersoll, Andrew P.; Klaasen, Kenneth P.; Veverka, Joseph; Anger, Clifford D.; Carr, Michael H.; Chapman, Clark R.; Davies, Merton E.; Fanale, Fraser P.; Greeley, Ronald; Greenberg, Richard J.; Head, James W.; Morrison, David; Neukum, Gerhard; Pilcher, Carl B.

In: Science, Vol. 253, No. 5027, 27.09.1991, p. 1531-1536.

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Belton, MJS, Gierasch, PJ, Smith, MD, Helfenstein, P, Schinder, PJ, Pollack, JB, Rages, KA, Ingersoll, AP, Klaasen, KP, Veverka, J, Anger, CD, Carr, MH, Chapman, CR, Davies, ME, Fanale, FP, Greeley, R, Greenberg, RJ, Head, JW, Morrison, D, Neukum, G & Pilcher, CB 1991, 'Images from Galileo of the Venus cloud deck', Science, vol. 253, no. 5027, pp. 1531-1536.
Belton MJS, Gierasch PJ, Smith MD, Helfenstein P, Schinder PJ, Pollack JB et al. Images from Galileo of the Venus cloud deck. Science. 1991 Sep 27;253(5027):1531-1536.
Belton, Michael J S ; Gierasch, Peter J. ; Smith, Michael D. ; Helfenstein, Paul ; Schinder, Paul J. ; Pollack, James B. ; Rages, Kathy A. ; Ingersoll, Andrew P. ; Klaasen, Kenneth P. ; Veverka, Joseph ; Anger, Clifford D. ; Carr, Michael H. ; Chapman, Clark R. ; Davies, Merton E. ; Fanale, Fraser P. ; Greeley, Ronald ; Greenberg, Richard J. ; Head, James W. ; Morrison, David ; Neukum, Gerhard ; Pilcher, Carl B. / Images from Galileo of the Venus cloud deck. In: Science. 1991 ; Vol. 253, No. 5027. pp. 1531-1536.
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