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Images from Galileo of the Venus cloud deck

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Images from Galileo of the Venus cloud deck
Series title:
Science
Volume
253
Issue:
5027
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1531
Last page:
1536