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|Title:||Stability of the Jupiter Southern Polar Vortices Inspected Through Vorticity Using Juno/JIRAM Data||Authors:||Scarica, P.
Moriconi, M. L.
Dinelli, B. M.
|Issue Date:||2022||Journal:||JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH (PLANETS)||Number:||127||Issue:||8||Abstract:||The Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) onboard the NASA Juno mission monitored the evolution of Jupiter’s polar cyclones since their first observation ever in February 2017. Data acquired by JIRAM have revealed cloudy cyclones organized in a complex, yet stable geometrical pattern at both poles. Several studies have investigated the dynamics and the structure of these cyclones, to understand the physical mechanisms behind their formation and evolution. In this work, we present vorticity maps deduced from the wind fields for the region poleward of ∼−80°, which has been extensively covered over the last four years of observations. The cyclonic features related to the stable polar cyclones are embedded in a slightly, but diffused anticyclonic circulation, in which short-living anticyclones emerge with respect to the surroundings. Although the general stability of both the cyclones and the whole system is strongly confirmed by this work, variations in the shape of the vortices, as well as changes in the local structures, have been observed.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/34229||URL:||https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JE007159
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