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Program Information for 2017A-0087


PI: Leigh Fletcher, University of Leicester, leigh.fletcher@le.ac.uk
Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH United Kingdom

CoI: Thomas Greathouse, Southwest Research Institute
CoI: Glenn Orton, CalTech-JPL
CoI: James Sinclair, CalTech-JPL
CoI: Henrik Melin, University of Leicester
CoI: Patrick Irwin, University of Oxford

Title: Wave Phenomena and Deep Plumes in Jupiter's Tropical Atmosphere

Abstract: TEXES spectral mapping (5-18 �m) of Jupiter's equatorial atmosphere will be used to determine the 3D structure of Jupiter's temperatures, composition and cloud opacity at a time of unprecedented scrutiny of the giant planet's atmosphere by the Juno mission. These data will (i) characterise the unique environmental conditions within plumes and hotspots in the northern equatorial belt; (ii) determine the nature of the wave patterns shaping Jupiter's tropics; and (iii) reveal the coupling of the upper troposphere to the deep sub-cloud dynamics diagnosed via near-concurrent radio and microwave observations.

Program Type: Standard/Solar System

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2017A):  GEM-N-SVC/TEXES -- 10hrs band 1 (GN-2017A-Q-19)


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