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Bolton et al. 2017

Bolton, S.J., A. Adriani, V. Adumitroaie, M. Allison, J. Anderson, S. Atreya, J. Bloxham, S. Brown, J.E.P. Connerney, E. DeJong, W. Folkner, D. Gautier, D. Grassi, S. Gulkis, T. Guillot, C. Hansen, W.B. Hubbard, L. Iess, A. Ingersoll, M. Janssen, J. Jorgensen, Y. Kaspi, S.M. Levin, C. Li, J. Lunine, Y. Miguel, A. Mura, G. Orton, T. Owen, M. Ravine, E. Smith, P. Steffes, E. Stone, D. Stevenson, R. Thorne, J. Waite, D. Durante, R.W. Ebert, T.K. Greathouse, V. Hue, M. Parisi, J.R. Szalay, and R. Wilson, 2017: Jupiter's interior and deep atmosphere: The initial pole-to-pole passes with the Juno spacecraft. Science, 356, no. 6340, 821-825, doi:10.1126/science.aal2108.

On 27 August 2016, the Juno spacecraft acquired science observations of Jupiter, passing less than 5000 kilometers above the equatorial cloud tops. Images of Jupiter's poles show a chaotic scene, unlike Saturn's poles. Microwave sounding reveals weather features at pressures deeper than 100 bars, dominated by an ammonia-rich, narrow low-latitude plume resembling a deeper, wider version of Earth's Hadley cell. Near-infrared mapping reveals the relative humidity within prominent downwelling regions. Juno's measured gravity field differs substantially from the last available estimate and is one order of magnitude more precise. This has implications for the distribution of heavy elements in the interior, including the existence and mass of Jupiter's core. The observed magnetic field exhibits smaller spatial variations than expected, indicative of a rich harmonic content.

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  author={Bolton, S. J. and Adriani, A. and Adumitroaie, V. and Allison, M. and Anderson, J. and Atreya, S. and Bloxham, J. and Brown, S. and Connerney, J. E. P. and DeJong, E. and Folkner, W. and Gautier, D. and Grassi, D. and Gulkis, S. and Guillot, T. and Hansen, C. and Hubbard, W. B. and Iess, L. and Ingersoll, A. and Janssen, M. and Jorgensen, J. and Kaspi, Y. and Levin, S. M. and Li, C. and Lunine, J. and Miguel, Y. and Mura, A. and Orton, G. and Owen, T. and Ravine, M. and Smith, E. and Steffes, P. and Stone, E. and Stevenson, D. and Thorne, R. and Waite, J. and Durante, D. and Ebert, R. W. and Greathouse, T. K. and Hue, V. and Parisi, M. and Szalay, J. R. and Wilson, R.},
  title={Jupiter's interior and deep atmosphere: The initial pole-to-pole passes with the Juno spacecraft},

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ID  - bo03300h
AU  - Bolton, S. J.
AU  - Adriani, A.
AU  - Adumitroaie, V.
AU  - Allison, M.
AU  - Anderson, J.
AU  - Atreya, S.
AU  - Bloxham, J.
AU  - Brown, S.
AU  - Connerney, J. E. P.
AU  - DeJong, E.
AU  - Folkner, W.
AU  - Gautier, D.
AU  - Grassi, D.
AU  - Gulkis, S.
AU  - Guillot, T.
AU  - Hansen, C.
AU  - Hubbard, W. B.
AU  - Iess, L.
AU  - Ingersoll, A.
AU  - Janssen, M.
AU  - Jorgensen, J.
AU  - Kaspi, Y.
AU  - Levin, S. M.
AU  - Li, C.
AU  - Lunine, J.
AU  - Miguel, Y.
AU  - Mura, A.
AU  - Orton, G.
AU  - Owen, T.
AU  - Ravine, M.
AU  - Smith, E.
AU  - Steffes, P.
AU  - Stone, E.
AU  - Stevenson, D.
AU  - Thorne, R.
AU  - Waite, J.
AU  - Durante, D.
AU  - Ebert, R. W.
AU  - Greathouse, T. K.
AU  - Hue, V.
AU  - Parisi, M.
AU  - Szalay, J. R.
AU  - Wilson, R.
PY  - 2017
TI  - Jupiter's interior and deep atmosphere: The initial pole-to-pole passes with the Juno spacecraft
JA  - Science
VL  - 356
IS  - 6340
SP  - 821
EP  - 825
DO  - 10.1126/science.aal2108
ER  -

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