We report the first spectroscopic identification of high altitude ammonia ice clouds observed in three discrete oval structures in the atmosphere of Jupiter by the Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM]) on board the Juno spacecraft. The ovals are observed at stationary positions in 2.57 micron radiance maps derived from JIRAM's spectrometer channel data acquired on Aug 2th 2016 (observation phase #2) and Aug 25th 2016 (#3) during Juno's first perijove passage. A quantitative analysis of these three features is performed by means of an inversion technique based on Bayesian method.
European Planetary Science Congress
- Pub Date:
- September 2017