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Gravitational signature of Jupiter's internal dynamics

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dc.contributor.author Kaspi, Yohai
dc.contributor.author Hubbard, William B.
dc.contributor.author Showman, Adam P.
dc.contributor.author Flierl, Glenn Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-09T16:15:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-09T16:15:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.date.submitted 2009-10
dc.identifier.issn 0094-8276
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73683
dc.description.abstract Telescopic observations and space missions to Jupiter have provided vast information about Jupiter's cloud level winds, but the depth to which these winds penetrate has remained an ongoing mystery. Scheduled to be launched in 2011, the Jupiter orbiter Juno will make high-resolution observations of Jupiter's gravity field. In this paper we show that these measurements are sensitive to the depth of the internal winds. We use dynamical models ranging from an idealized thermal wind balance analysis, using the observed cloud-top winds, to a full general circulation model (GCM). We relate the depth of the dynamics to the external gravity spectrum for different internal wind structure scenarios. In particular, we predict that substantial Jovian winds below a depth of 500 km would lead to detectable (milligal-level) gravity anomalies with respect to the expected gravity for a planet in solid body rotation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (U.S.) (grant AST-0708106) en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (grant NNX07AF35G) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union (AGU) en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1029/2009gl041385 en_US
dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source Other University Web Domain en_US
dc.title Gravitational signature of Jupiter's internal dynamics en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kaspi, Y., W. B. Hubbard, A. P. Showman, and G. R. Flierl (2010), Gravitational signature of Jupiter's internal dynamics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L01204, doi:10.1029/2009GL041385. ©2010 American Geophysical Union. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Flierl, Glenn Richard
dc.relation.journal Geophysical Research Letters en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Kaspi, Yohai; Hubbard, William B.; Showman, Adam P.; Flierl, Glenn R. en


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