What is Under Jupiter’s Great Red Spot?

Event

When:
Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Where:
Monnik Beer Co. - Louisville, KY
Category:
PALS CURRENT
Who:
Dr. Timothy Dowling
Affiliation:
University of Louisville

Description

The Juno and Cassini proximity orbits of Jupiter and Saturn confirm that the alternating jet streams on these gas giants extend thousands of miles into their dark interiors. The existence of these deep roots was established three decades ago by analysis of Voyager cloud-top wind data, particularly from the circulations around Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS) and White Oval BC. We will discuss the powerful concept of vorticity and explain how it allows us to see underneath these great storms, and will review what Jupiter’s complicated jets tell us about shear stability in general, including a potential new direction for research into the vexing problem of confinement in fusion tokamaks.


Venue

Location:
Monnik Beer Co. - Website