How Fast Does the Wind Blow on Jupiter?
ES2704  Wind Speeds and Latitude

  !   To plot the wind speeds you measured, follow the directions for the plotting tool below on the left. Remember to enter speeds for features that moved from right to left as negative numbers.

 

 
   

Using techniques similar to yours, scientists have measured Jupiter's winds at different latitudes. Click Continue to compare your data with theirs. The black line on the graph shows their results.

6. How well do your data agree with the scientists' graph?

7. According to the graph, at what latitude are the fastest wind speeds on Jupiter?

8. Why do the winds on Jupiter blow faster from west to east than they do from east to west?

 
   

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