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Order From Chaos, Power From Dissipation in Planetary Flows

Science  27 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5837, pp. 449-499
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5837.449

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Summary

Meteorologists have long believed that almost every narrow, high-speed fluid flow in nature--from Earth's writhing jet streams to Jupiter's banded winds--arises from turbulent churnings. Now comes the hard part: How could that possibly work?