Long-Lived Eddies in the Atmospheres of the Major Planets

  • P. L. Read
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 329)


We review current knowledge of the giant, long-lived eddies observed in the atmospheres of the Major Planets. Particular emphasis is placed on determining the dynamical processes which may be at work, and we discuss a range of both theoretical and laboratory models which have been suggested as analogues of these features.


Potential Vorticity Zonal Flow Anticyclonic Eddy Baroclinic Instability Baroclinic Wave 
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  • P. L. Read
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  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK

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