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Schubert et al. 1977

Schubert, G., C.C. Counselman, III, J. Hansen, S.S. Limaye, G. Pettengill, A. Seiff, I.I. Shapiro, V.E. Suomi, F. Taylor, L. Travis, R. Woo, and R.E. Young, 1977: Dynamics, winds, circulation and turbulence in the atmosphere of Venus. Space Sci. Rev., 20, 357-387, doi:10.1007/BF02186459.

With the possible exception of the lowest one or two scale heights, the dominant mode of circulation of Venus' atmosphere is a rapid, zonal, retrograde motion. Global albedo variations in the ultraviolet may reflect planetary scale waves propagating relative to the zonal winds. Other special phenomena such as cellular convection in the subsolar region and internal gravity waves generated in the interaction of the zonal circulation with the subsolar disturbance may also be revealed in ultraviolet imagery of the atmosphere. We discuss the contributions of experiments on the Orbiter and Entry Probes of Pioneer Venus toward unravelling the mystery of the planet's global circulation and the role played by waves, instabilities and convection therein.

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  author={Schubert, G. and Counselman, III, C. C. and Hansen, J. and Limaye, S. S. and Pettengill, G. and Seiff, A. and Shapiro, I. I. and Suomi, V. E. and Taylor, F. and Travis, L. and Woo, R. and Young, R. E.},
  title={Dynamics, winds, circulation and turbulence in the atmosphere of Venus},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},

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ID  - sc01100t
AU  - Schubert, G.
AU  - Counselman, C. C., III
AU  - Hansen, J.
AU  - Limaye, S. S.
AU  - Pettengill, G.
AU  - Seiff, A.
AU  - Shapiro, I. I.
AU  - Suomi, V. E.
AU  - Taylor, F.
AU  - Travis, L.
AU  - Woo, R.
AU  - Young, R. E.
PY  - 1977
TI  - Dynamics, winds, circulation and turbulence in the atmosphere of Venus
JA  - Space Sci. Rev.
JO  - Space Science Reviews
VL  - 20
SP  - 357
EP  - 387
DO  - 10.1007/BF02186459
ER  -

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