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Porco et al. 2005

Porco, C.C., E. Baker, J. Barbara, K. Beurle, A. Brahic, J.A. Burns, S. Charnoz, N. Cooper, D.D. Dawson, A.D. Del Genio, T. Denk, L. Dones, U. Dyudina, M.W. Evans, B. Giese, K. Grazier, P. Helfenstein, A.P. Ingersoll, R.A. Jacobson, T.V. Johnson, A. McEwen, C.D. Murray, G. Neukum, W.M. Owen, J. Perry, T. Roatsch, J. Spitale, S. Squyres, P. Thomas, M. Tiscareno, E. Turtle, A.R. Vasavada, J. Veverka, R. Wagner, and R. West, 2005: Cassini Imaging Science: Initial results on Saturn's atmosphere. Science, 307, 1243-1247, doi:10.1126/science.1107691.

The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) began observing Saturn in early February 2004. From analysis of cloud motions through early October 2004, we report vertical wind shear in Saturn's equatorial jet and a maximum wind speed of ∼375 meters per second, a value that differs from both Hubble Space Telescope and Voyager values. We also report a particularly active narrow southern mid-latitude region in which dark ovals are observed both to merge with each other and to arise from the eruptions of large, bright storms. Bright storm eruptions are correlated with Saturn's electrostatic discharges, which are thought to originate from lightning.

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  author={Porco, C. C. and Baker, E. and Barbara, J. and Beurle, K. and Brahic, A. and Burns, J. A. and Charnoz, S. and Cooper, N. and Dawson, D. D. and Del Genio, A. D. and Denk, T. and Dones, L. and Dyudina, U. and Evans, M. W. and Giese, B. and Grazier, K. and Helfenstein, P. and Ingersoll, A. P. and Jacobson, R. A. and Johnson, T. V. and McEwen, A. and Murray, C. D. and Neukum, G. and Owen, W. M. and Perry, J. and Roatsch, T. and Spitale, J. and Squyres, S. and Thomas, P. and Tiscareno, M. and Turtle, E. and Vasavada, A. R. and Veverka, J. and Wagner, R. and West, R.},
  title={Cassini Imaging Science: Initial results on Saturn's atmosphere},

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ID  - po03100m
AU  - Porco, C. C.
AU  - Baker, E.
AU  - Barbara, J.
AU  - Beurle, K.
AU  - Brahic, A.
AU  - Burns, J. A.
AU  - Charnoz, S.
AU  - Cooper, N.
AU  - Dawson, D. D.
AU  - Del Genio, A. D.
AU  - Denk, T.
AU  - Dones, L.
AU  - Dyudina, U.
AU  - Evans, M. W.
AU  - Giese, B.
AU  - Grazier, K.
AU  - Helfenstein, P.
AU  - Ingersoll, A. P.
AU  - Jacobson, R. A.
AU  - Johnson, T. V.
AU  - McEwen, A.
AU  - Murray, C. D.
AU  - Neukum, G.
AU  - Owen, W. M.
AU  - Perry, J.
AU  - Roatsch, T.
AU  - Spitale, J.
AU  - Squyres, S.
AU  - Thomas, P.
AU  - Tiscareno, M.
AU  - Turtle, E.
AU  - Vasavada, A. R.
AU  - Veverka, J.
AU  - Wagner, R.
AU  - West, R.
PY  - 2005
TI  - Cassini Imaging Science: Initial results on Saturn's atmosphere
JA  - Science
VL  - 307
SP  - 1243
EP  - 1247
DO  - 10.1126/science.1107691
ER  -

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