Earth-based observations of the Galileo probe entry site

G. Orton, J. L. Ortiz, K. Baines, G. Bjoraker, U. Carsenty, F. Colas, A. Dayal, D. Deming, P. Drossart, E. Frappa, J. Friedson, J. Goguen, W. Golisch, D. Griep, C. Hernandez, W. Hoffmann, D. Jennings, C. Kaminski, J. Kuhn, P. LaquesS. Limaye, H. Lin, J. Lecacheux, T. Martin, G. McCabe, T. Momary, D. Parker, R. Puetter, M. Ressler, G. Reyes, P. Sada, J. Spencer, J. Spitale, S. Stewart, John Varsik, J. Warell, W. Wild, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, G. Fazio, J. Hora, L. Deutsch

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Abstract

Earth-based observations of Jupiter indicate that the Galileo probe probably entered Jupiter's atmosphere just inside a region that has less cloud cover and drier conditions than more than 99 percent of the rest of the planet. The visual appearance of the clouds at the site was generally dark at longer wavelengths. The tropospheric and stratospheric temperature fields have a strong longitudinal wave structure that is expected to manifest itself in the vertical temperature profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-840
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume272
Issue number5263
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

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