STRW local: Colloquia


Peering through Jupiter's Clouds with Keck and the VLA

Date: 16-02-2017
Time: 16:00 h
Author: Imke de Pater

Despite the fact that Jupiter has been observed for decades from the ground and in situ by spacecraft, we still do not know its bulk composition nor do we understand its global atmospheric dynamics well. The sensitivity upgrade to the Very Large Array (VLA), combined with novel data reduction techniques, has enabled us to produce detailed longitude-resolved maps of Jupiter's atmosphere below the visible cloud layers. At Keck we use 5-micron spectroscopy which provides complementary information on cloud altitudes and composition. I will talk a bit about these programs, and how this fits in with multi-wavelength campaigns in support of the Juno mission.