Corrections and Clarifications


Science  24 Jan 1992:
Vol. 255, Issue 5043, pp. 383
DOI: 10.1126/science.255.5043.383-a


Table 3 in the report "Latitudinal and longitudinal oscillations of cloud features on Neptune" by Lawrence A. Sromovsky (1 Nov., p. 684) contained errors. In column 4, the two values for inferred shear should have been –0.8 and –13.8 m/(s-deg), respectively. The corresponding text in column 1 on page 686 should have read, "the advection model is quantitatively upheld for the DS2 motions, but not for the short-period component of the GDS motions. They both agree on phase lags, although the GDS is not in good quantitative agreement on amplitudes. Relative to a smooth shear profile obtained from a simple polynomial fit to the observed wind speeds as a function of latitude (11), the shear derived from the advective model amplitude ratio is almost the same for DS2, but a ninth as large for the GDS."

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