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Voyager observations of small-scale waves in the equatorial region of the jovian atmosphere

Wave-like disturbances in the equatorial region of the jovian atmosphere are observed to fall into two categories.

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Hunt, G., Muller, JP. Voyager observations of small-scale waves in the equatorial region of the jovian atmosphere. Nature 280, 778–780 (1979).

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