Deducing Jupiter’s Stratospheric Circulation From Its Composition
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James is a research scientist at JPL. His research interests include the interaction between Jupiter’s stratosphere and its aurora and the structure, chemistry and seasonal evolution of the stratospheres of the outer planets. This work involves the measurement and analysis of several datasets including mid-infrared observations from the Cassini and Voyager missions as well as Earth-based observations measured on the VLT, NASA’s IRTF, Gemini-North and Subaru. He grew up in Aberdeen in the United Kingdom.

                       

Deducing Jupiter’s Stratospheric Circulation From Its Composition

Jupiter is the king of all planets in the Solar System. It is the largest one, mostly composed of gas, and is thought to have formed earlier than most of the rocky planets – including Earth – in the history of the Solar System. It is of prime interest because it keeps a record of the elemental bricks of the Solar System’s early stages hidden in its deep interior, a record that NASA’s Juno mission is currently trying to reveal...

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