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Oceanographer uses ocean physics to understand extraterrestrial cyclones

"Lead author Lia Siegelman, a physical oceanographer and postdoctoral scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, decided to pursue the research after noticing that the cyclones at Jupiter’s pole seem to share similarities with ocean vortices she studied during her time as a PhD student. Using an array of these images and principles used in geophysical fluid dynamics, Siegelman and colleagues provided evidence for a longtime hypothesis that moist convection – when hotter, less dense air rises – drives these cyclones." - Excerpt from SIO, UC San Diego

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