The onset and growth of the 1990 equatorial disturbance on Saturn

R. F. Beebe, C. Barnet, P. V. Sada, A. S. Murrell

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Observational data are presented which are consistent with the generation of the Saturn equatorial surface brightenings observed in September, 1990, by a single convective disturbance which created constructively and destructively interfering wave patterns. The initial development, size, duration, and appearance of this storm are similar to the equatorial storms of 1876 and 1933. Attention is given to the motions of the initial convective disturbance and its expansion and mature phases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-172
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes


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