Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: High Winds in the Jovian Mid-latitudes

Title: 
High Winds in the Jovian Mid-latitudes
Original Caption Released with Image: 
A high resolution image of the Jovian mid-latitudes taken by Voyager 1 on March 2, 1979, shows distinctly differing characteristics of the planet's meteorology. The well defined pale orange line running from southwest to northeast (North is at the top) marks the high speed north temperate current with wind speeds of about 120 meters per second. These high winds produce a cleaner flow pattern in the surrounding clouds. Toward the top of the picture, a weaker jet of approximately 30 meters per second is characterized by wave patterns and cloud features which have been observed to rotate in a clockwise manner at these latitudes of about 35 North. These clouds have been observed to have lifetimes of about one to two years. The picture was taken from a distance of 4 million kilometers (2.5 million miles).
Addition Date: 
1999-03-06
Produced By: 
JPL
Mission: 
Voyager
Spacecraft: 
Voyager 1
Target Name: 
Jupiter
Is a satellite of: 
Sol (our sun)
Instrument: 
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 
915 samples x 894 lines
Primary Data Set: 
Voyager EDRs
Producer ID: 
P21193
facet_what: 
Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
facet_when: 
March 2, 1979
facet_when_year: 
1979
Image #: 
PIA00360
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA00360
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00360