Astronomy 10 10.13.06 - Astronomy 10 Planet Atmospheres...

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Astronomy 10 Planet Atmospheres 10/13/06 Gas Giants: o They are a whole lot massive compared to the other planets o They are hotter inside then the other planets How hot they are inside is very hard to pin down o Jupiter: By far the largest planet What we see when we look at Jupiter we see cloud tops Dark ones are called belts and the light ones are called zones We are looking at weather The Great Red Spot is the most famous storm The other storms that look like white ovals and are called white ovals See Storms that looked like brown ovals and are called brown ovals Thought that by studying the weather of Jupiter that we could better understand the weather of Earth, but that has proven to be unsuccessful Wind speed can get up to 400 kilometers per hour Cloud Layers: o Aerosols o Ammonia crystals o Ammonium Hydrosulfide clouds o Ice crystal clouds o Water droplets All exist jumbled up because there is a lot of turbulence Layers do not exist
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ASTRO 10 taught by Professor Norm during the Fall '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Astronomy 10 10.13.06 - Astronomy 10 Planet Atmospheres...

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