The NTBs jet outbreak

2016-10-27 22:01 UT
Credit : NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / John Rogers © cc by
Submitted By : Philosophia-47
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 2

These are JunoCam's last 21 images before Perijove-2 (as posted previously, with south up), labelled to indicate a dramatic new storm outbreak in the planet’s fastest jet-stream, the NTBs jet. This outbreak was discovered by Dr Glenn Orton in images taken from Hawaii just as Juno flew passively throughh Perijove-2. It has been possible to locate and track the outbreak in JunoCam images from Oct.11-14. A,B,C,D are bright cloud plumes thrusting high up from deep cloud layers; dark blue arrows indicate very dark spots that have developed following them. A full report on the outbreak is posted on the BAA Jupiter Section web pages. –John Rogers.