How Fast Does the Wind Blow on Jupiter?
ES2704  Comparing Circulation

In the atmospheres of Earth and Jupiter, moving clouds show the direction of winds. Jupiter's atmosphere consists of alternating dark and light bands. The light bands are called belts and the dark bands are called zones.

  !   Move your cursor over each planet to see a diagram of the planet's global wind belts. In the Earth diagram, H represents cool, sinking high pressure air and L represents warm, rising low pressure air.

2. Describe the similarities and differences you observe between the global wind belts of Earth and Jupiter.


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