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25th of October 2023
ATNF Colloquium
Radio observations of the giant planets: from the ground and up-close
Chris M. Moeckel (Berkeley)
Abstract: The vertical distribution and evolution of trace gases in planetary atmospheres are key observables for understanding the dynamics of the atmosphere. Radio observations, such as observations from the Microwave Radiometer (MWR) on board of Juno and observations from the earth-based telescopes such as the Very Large Array (VLA) are our current best tools to understand the sub-cloud structure on the giant planets. However, inverting radio observations to recover the atmospheric structure is non-trivia. Based on the commonalities between different atmospheric model frameworks, we show surprising results of what we learned about Jupiter's atmosphere and address the implications for the atmosphere of giant planets in general.

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