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Rossow 1985

Rossow, W.B., 1985: Atmospheric circulation of Venus. Adv. Geophys., 28A, 347-379.

Observational data of Venus are utilized to study rotational effects on atmospheric circulations. The high surface temperature and planetary-scale turbulent motion at cloud tops, and the relation between energy and momentum budget are examined. The limited amount of data available on the vertical and horizontal distribution of net radiative heating, the zonal wind structure, and waves affects the study of the temperature and motion on Venus. The limitations of the scaling analysis used to estimate the properties of the circulation as regards the cyclostrophic balance, the extent of the Hadley circulation, large-scale wave transport, vertical propagation of waves, convection, and turbulence are considered. Hypotheses concerned with the deep, cloud-level, and upper atmospheres of Venus are proposed. Future research in the areas of propagating planetary- scale waves, zonal flow and planetary-scale wave instability processes, and convection is suggested.

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  author={Rossow, W. B.},
  title={Atmospheric circulation of Venus},
  journal={Advances in Geophysics},

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ID  - ro06600q
AU  - Rossow, W. B.
PY  - 1985
TI  - Atmospheric circulation of Venus
JA  - Adv. Geophys.
JO  - Advances in Geophysics
VL  - 28A
SP  - 347
EP  - 379
ER  -

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