Unformatted text preview: cap as there was summer in the southern hemisphere in 1989.  The gaseous nitrogen moves northward and is deflected by the Coriolis force to the east forming an anticyclone near the surface. The tropospheric winds are capable of moving material of over a micrometre in size thus forming the steaks.  Eight kilometers high in the atmosphere near the tropopause, the winds change direction.  They now flow to the west and are driven by differences in temperature between the poles and equator.   These high winds may distort Triton's atmosphere making it asymmetric. An asymmetry was actually observed during star occultations by Triton in 1990s...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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