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Seminar of the Day

Planetary Science Seminar
Thursday Feb 22 12:00p.m. - 12:50p.m.
Presented By:
Dr. Paula Wulff - MPS

The outer regions of both Jupiter and Saturn host strong, alternately eastward and westward zonal winds. These are essentially steady in time and cover all latitudes, albeit diminished in amplitude at the mid-to-high latitudes. Gravity measurements have revealed that the jets observed on the surface must extend deep into the …