Ep. 516: Polar Vortices

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Planetary Science, podcast | 0 comments


It’s cold right now. Okay, fine, here on Vancouver Island, it’s actually pretty warm. But for the rest of Canada and big parts of the US, it’s terrifyingly cold. Colder than Mars or the North Pole cold. This is all thanks to the break up of the polar vortex. What are polar vertices, how do they form, and where else to we find them in the Solar System?

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Show Notes

Polar vortex
What Is a Polar Vortex?
What is the Polar Vortex?
Subtropical Jet Stream
Venus polar vortices
Venus Express Vortex reports
Polar vortices across the solar system
Saturn’s hexagonal polar vortex
Jupiter’s octagonal polar vortex
Physics of standing waves
Titan’s polar vortex

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