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Giants through Time: Towards a Comprehensive Giant Planet Climatology

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Hydrogen Dimers in Giant-planet Infrared Spectra

Author(s): Leigh N. Fletcher, Magnus Gustafsson, Glenn S. Orton
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Issue 235/1, 2018, Page(s) 24, ISSN 1538-4365
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/aaa07a

Scientific rationale for Uranus and Neptune in situ explorations

Author(s): O. Mousis, D.H. Atkinson, T. Cavalié, L.N. Fletcher, M.J. Amato, S. Aslam, F. Ferri, J.-B. Renard, T. Spilker, E. Venkatapathy, P. Wurz, K. Aplin, A. Coustenis, M. Deleuil, M. Dobrijevic, T. Fouchet, T. Guillot, P. Hartogh, T. Hewagama, M.D. Hofstadter, V. Hue, R. Hueso, J.-P. Lebreton, E. Lellouch, J. Moses, G.S. Orton, J.C. Pearl, A. Sánchez-Lavega, A. Simon, O. Venot, J.H. Waite, R.K. Achterb
Published in: Planetary and Space Science, Issue 155, 2018, Page(s) 12-40, ISSN 0032-0633
DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2017.10.005

Detection of hydrogen sulfide above the clouds in Uranus’s atmosphere

Author(s): Patrick G. J. Irwin, Daniel Toledo, Ryan Garland, Nicholas A. Teanby, Leigh N. Fletcher, Glenn A. Orton, Bruno Bézard
Published in: Nature Astronomy, Issue 2/5, 2018, Page(s) 420-427, ISSN 2397-3366
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-018-0432-1

Seasonal stratospheric photochemistry on Uranus and Neptune

Author(s): Julianne I. Moses, Leigh N. Fletcher, Thomas K. Greathouse, Glenn S. Orton, Vincent Hue
Published in: Icarus, Issue 307, 2018, Page(s) 124-145, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.02.004

New Observations and Modeling of Jupiter's Quasi-Quadrennial Oscillation

Author(s): Richard G. Cosentino, Raúl Morales-Juberías, Thomas Greathouse, Glenn Orton, Perianne Johnson, Leigh N. Fletcher, Amy Simon
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Issue 122/12, 2017, Page(s) 2719-2744, ISSN 2169-9097
DOI: 10.1002/2017JE005342

Assessing the long-term variability of acetylene and ethane in the stratosphere of Jupiter

Author(s): Henrik Melin, L.N. Fletcher, P.T. Donnelly, T.K. Greathouse, J.H. Lacy, G.S. Orton, R.S. Giles, J.A. Sinclair, P.G.J. Irwin
Published in: Icarus, Issue 305, 2018, Page(s) 301-313, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.12.041

Disruption of Saturn’s quasi-periodic equatorial oscillation by the great northern storm

Author(s): Leigh N. Fletcher, Sandrine Guerlet, Glenn S. Orton, Richard G. Cosentino, Thierry Fouchet, Patrick G. J. Irwin, Liming Li, F. Michael Flasar, Nicolas Gorius, Raúl Morales-Juberías
Published in: Nature Astronomy, Issue 1/11, 2017, Page(s) 765-770, ISSN 2397-3366
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-017-0271-5

Water and Volatiles in the Outer Solar System

Author(s): O. Grasset, J. Castillo-Rogez, T. Guillot, L. N. Fletcher, F. Tosi
Published in: Space Science Reviews, Issue 212/1-2, 2017, Page(s) 835-875, ISSN 0038-6308
DOI: 10.1007/s11214-017-0407-z

Thermal Emission From Saturn's Polar Cyclones

Author(s): R. K. Achterberg, F. M. Flasar, G. L. Bjoraker, B. E. Hesman, N. J. P. Gorius, A. A. Mamoutkine, L. N. Fletcher, M. E. Segura, S. G. Edgington, S. M. Brooks
Published in: Geophysical Research Letters, Issue 45/11, 2018, Page(s) 5312-5319, ISSN 0094-8276
DOI: 10.1029/2018gl078157

Equatorial Oscillation and Planetary Wave Activity in Saturn's Stratosphere Through the Cassini Epoch

Author(s): S. Guerlet, T. Fouchet, A. Spiga, F. M. Flasar, L. N. Fletcher, B. E. Hesman, N. Gorius
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Issue 123/1, 2018, Page(s) 246-261, ISSN 2169-9097
DOI: 10.1002/2017JE005419

Cycles of activity in the Jovian atmosphere

Author(s): L. N. Fletcher
Published in: Geophysical Research Letters, Issue 44/10, 2017, Page(s) 4725-4729, ISSN 0094-8276
DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073806

A hexagon in Saturn’s northern stratosphere surrounding the emerging summertime polar vortex

Author(s): L. N. Fletcher, G. S. Orton, J. A. Sinclair, S. Guerlet, P. L. Read, A. Antuñano, R. K. Achterberg, F. M. Flasar, P. G. J. Irwin, G. L. Bjoraker, J. Hurley, B. E. Hesman, M. Segura, N. Gorius, A. Mamoutkine, S. B. Calcutt
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 9/1, 2018, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06017-3

Jupiter’s Atmospheric Variability from Long-term Ground-based Observations at 5 μ m

Author(s): Arrate Antuñano, Leigh N. Fletcher, Glenn S. Orton, Henrik Melin, Steve Milan, John Rogers, Thomas Greathouse, Joseph Harrington, Padraig T. Donnelly, Rohini Giles
Published in: The Astronomical Journal, Issue 158/3, 2019, Page(s) 130, ISSN 1538-3881
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/ab2cd6

Jupiter’s Mesoscale Waves Observed at 5 μ m by Ground-based Observations and Juno JIRAM

Author(s): Leigh N. Fletcher, H. Melin, A. Adriani, A. A. Simon, A. Sanchez-Lavega, P. T. Donnelly, A. Antuñano, G. S. Orton, R. Hueso, E. Kraaikamp, M. H. Wong, M. Barnett, M. L. Moriconi, F. Altieri, G. Sindoni
Published in: The Astronomical Journal, Issue 156/2, 2018, Page(s) 67, ISSN 1538-3881
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aace02

How well do we understand the belt/zone circulation of Giant Planet atmospheres?

Author(s): Fletcher, Leigh N.; Kaspi, Yohai; Guillot, Tristan; Showman, Adam P.
Published in: Space Science Reviews, Issue 1, 2019, ISSN 0038-6308

Probable detection of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in Neptune’s atmosphere

Author(s): Patrick G.J. Irwin, Daniel Toledo, Ryan Garland, Nicholas A. Teanby, Leigh N. Fletcher, Glenn S. Orton, Bruno Bézard
Published in: Icarus, Issue 321, 2019, Page(s) 550-563, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.12.014

Rotational Light Curves of Jupiter from Ultraviolet to Mid-infrared and Implications for Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets

Author(s): Huazhi Ge, Xi Zhang, Leigh N. Fletcher, Glenn S. Orton, James Sinclair, Josh Fernandes, Tom Momary, Yasumasa Kasaba, Takao M. Sato, Takuya Fujiyoshi
Published in: The Astronomical Journal, Issue 157/2, 2019, Page(s) 89, ISSN 1538-3881
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aafba7

Independent evolution of stratospheric temperatures in Jupiter's northern and southern auroral regions from 2014 to 2016

Author(s): J. A. Sinclair, G. S. Orton, T. K. Greathouse, L. N. Fletcher, C. Tao, G. R. Gladstone, A. Adriani, W. Dunn, J. I. Moses, V. Hue, P. G. J. Irwin, H. Melin, R. S. Giles
Published in: Geophysical Research Letters, Issue 44/11, 2017, Page(s) 5345-5354, ISSN 0094-8276
DOI: 10.1002/2017gl073529

A brightening of Jupiter’s auroral 7.8-μm CH4 emission during a solar-wind compression

Author(s): J. A. Sinclair, G. S. Orton, J. Fernandes, Y. Kasaba, T. M. Sato, T. Fujiyoshi, C. Tao, M. F. Vogt, D. Grodent, B. Bonfond, J. I. Moses, T. K. Greathouse, W. Dunn, R. S. Giles, F. Tabataba-Vakili, L. N. Fletcher, P. G. J. Irwin
Published in: Nature Astronomy, Issue 3/7, 2019, Page(s) 607-613, ISSN 2397-3366
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-019-0743-x

Potential Vorticity of Saturn's Polar Regions: Seasonality and Instabilities

Author(s): Arrate Antuñano, Teresa del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Agustín Sánchez-Lavega, Peter L. Read, Leigh N. Fletcher
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Issue 124/1, 2019, Page(s) 186-201, ISSN 2169-9097
DOI: 10.1029/2018je005764

First ALMA Millimeter-wavelength Maps of Jupiter, with a Multiwavelength Study of Convection

Author(s): Imke de Pater, R. J. Sault, Chris Moeckel, Arielle Moullet, Michael H. Wong, Charles Goullaud, David DeBoer, Bryan J. Butler, Gordon Bjoraker, Máté Ádámkovics, Richard Cosentino, Padraig T. Donnelly, Leigh N. Fletcher, Yasumasa Kasaba, Glenn S. Orton, John H. Rogers, James A. Sinclair, Eric Villard
Published in: The Astronomical Journal, Issue 158/4, 2019, Page(s) 139, ISSN 1538-3881
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/ab3643

Infrared Characterization of Jupiter's Equatorial Disturbance Cycle

Author(s): Arrate Antuñano, Leigh N. Fletcher, Glenn S. Orton, Henrik Melin, John H. Rogers, Joseph Harrington, Padraig T. Donnelly, Naomi Rowe‐Gurney, James S. D. Blake
Published in: Geophysical Research Letters, Issue 45/20, 2018, ISSN 0094-8276
DOI: 10.1029/2018gl080382

Saturn atmospheric dynamics one year after Cassini: Long-lived features and time variations in the drift of the Hexagon

Author(s): R. Hueso, A. Sánchez-Lavega, J.F. Rojas, A.A. Simon, T. Barry, T. del Río-Gaztelurrutia, A. Antuñano, K.M. Sayanagi, M. Delcroix, L.N. Fletcher, E. García-Melendo, S. Pérez-Hoyos, J. Blalock, F. Colas, J.M. Gómez-Forrellad, J.L. Gunnarson, D. Peach, M.H. Wong
Published in: Icarus, Issue 336, 2020, Page(s) 113429, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113429

Less absorbed solar energy and more internal heat for Jupiter

Author(s): Liming Li, X. Jiang, R. A. West, P. J. Gierasch, S. Perez-Hoyos, A. Sanchez-Lavega, L. N. Fletcher, J. J. Fortney, B. Knowles, C. C. Porco, K. H. Baines, P. M. Fry, A. Mallama, R. K. Achterberg, A. A. Simon, C. A. Nixon, G. S. Orton, U. A. Dyudina, S. P. Ewald, R. W. Schmude
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 9/1, 2018, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06107-2

Moist convection and the 2010–2011 revival of Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt

Author(s): Leigh N. Fletcher, G.S. Orton, J.H. Rogers, R.S. Giles, A.V. Payne, P.G.J. Irwin, M. Vedovato
Published in: Icarus, Issue 286, 2017, Page(s) 94-117, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.01.001

Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt expansion and thermal wave activity ahead of Juno's arrival

Author(s): L. N. Fletcher, G. S. Orton, J. A. Sinclair, P. Donnelly, H. Melin, J. H. Rogers, T. K. Greathouse, Y. Kasaba, T. Fujiyoshi, T. M. Sato, J. Fernandes, P. G. J. Irwin, R. S. Giles, A. A. Simon, M. H. Wong, M. Vedovato
Published in: Geophysical Research Letters, Issue 44/14, 2017, Page(s) 7140-7148, ISSN 0094-8276
DOI: 10.1002/2017gl073383

Thermal Emission from the Uranian Ring System

Author(s): Edward M. Molter, Imke de Pater, Michael T. Roman, Leigh N. Fletcher
Published in: The Astronomical Journal, Issue 158/1, 2019, Page(s) 47, ISSN 1538-3881
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/ab258c

Characterization of Mesoscale Waves in the Jupiter NEB by Jupiter InfraRed Auroral Mapper on board Juno

Author(s): A. Adriani, M. L. Moriconi, F. Altieri, G. Sindoni, A. P. Ingersoll, D. Grassi, A. Mura, S. K. Atreya, G. Orton, J. I. Lunine, L. N. Fletcher, A. A. Simon, H. Melin, F. Tosi, A. Cicchetti, R. Noschese, R. Sordini, S. Levin, J. Bolton, C. Plainaki, A. Olivieri
Published in: The Astronomical Journal, Issue 156/5, 2018, Page(s) 246, ISSN 1538-3881
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aae525

Saturn's New Ribbons: Cassini Observations of Planetary Waves in Saturn's 42N Atmospheric Jet

Author(s): Jacob L. Gunnarson, Kunio M. Sayanagi, John J. Blalock, Leigh N. Fletcher, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Ulyana A. Dyudina, Shawn P. Ewald, Robert L. Draham
Published in: Geophysical Research Letters, Issue 45/15, 2018, Page(s) 7399-7408, ISSN 0094-8276
DOI: 10.1029/2018gl078156

Jupiter’s ammonia distribution derived from VLA maps at 3–37 GHz

Author(s): Imke de Pater, R.J. Sault, Michael H. Wong, Leigh N. Fletcher, David DeBoer, Bryan Butler
Published in: Icarus, Issue 322, 2019, Page(s) 168-191, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.11.024

The H 3 + ionosphere of Uranus: decades-long cooling and local-time morphology

Author(s): Henrik Melin, L. N. Fletcher, T. S. Stallard, S. Miller, L. M. Trafton, L. Moore, J. O'Donoghue, R. J. Vervack, N. Dello Russo, L. Lamy, C. Tao, M. N. Chowdhury
Published in: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Issue 377/2154, 2019, Page(s) 20180408, ISSN 1364-503X
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2018.0408

Vertical wind shear in Neptune’s upper atmosphere explained with a modified thermal wind equation

Author(s): Joshua Tollefson, Imke de Pater, Philip S. Marcus, Statia Luszcz-Cook, Lawrence A. Sromovsky, Patrick M. Fry, Leigh N. Fletcher, Michael H. Wong
Published in: Icarus, Issue 311, 2018, Page(s) 317-339, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.04.009

A New, Long-lived, Jupiter Mesoscale Wave Observed at Visible Wavelengths

Author(s): Amy A. Simon, Ricardo Hueso, Peio Iñurrigarro, Agustín Sánchez-Lavega, Raúl Morales-Juberías, Richard Cosentino, Leigh N. Fletcher, Michael H. Wong, Andrew I. Hsu, Imke de Pater, Glenn S. Orton, François Colas, Marc Delcroix, Damian Peach, Josep-María Gómez-Forrellad
Published in: The Astronomical Journal, Issue 156/2, 2018, Page(s) 79, ISSN 1538-3881
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aacaf5

A Review of the in Situ Probe Designs from Recent Ice Giant Mission Concept Studies

Author(s): A. A. Simon, L. N. Fletcher, C. Arridge, D. Atkinson, A. Coustenis, F. Ferri, M. Hofstadter, A. Masters, O. Mousis, K. Reh, D. Turrini, O. Witasse
Published in: Space Science Reviews, Issue 216/1, 2020, ISSN 0038-6308
DOI: 10.1007/s11214-020-0639-1

Colour and tropospheric cloud structure of Jupiter from MUSE/VLT: Retrieving a universal chromophore

Author(s): Ashwin S. Braude, Patrick G.J. Irwin, Glenn S. Orton, Leigh N. Fletcher
Published in: Icarus, Issue 338, 2020, Page(s) 113589, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113589

Uranus in Northern Midspring: Persistent Atmospheric Temperatures and Circulations Inferred from Thermal Imaging

Author(s): Michael T. Roman, Leigh N. Fletcher, Glenn S. Orton, Naomi Rowe-Gurney, Patrick G. J. Irwin
Published in: The Astronomical Journal, Issue 159/2, 2020, Page(s) 45, ISSN 1538-3881
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/ab5dc7

How Well Do We Understand the Belt/Zone Circulation of Giant Planet Atmospheres?

Author(s): Leigh N. Fletcher, Yohai Kaspi, Tristan Guillot, Adam P. Showman
Published in: Space Science Reviews, Issue 216/2, 2020, ISSN 0038-6308
DOI: 10.1007/s11214-019-0631-9

High-resolution UV/Optical/IR Imaging of Jupiter in 2016–2019

Author(s): Michael H. Wong, Amy A. Simon, Joshua W. Tollefson, Imke de Pater, Megan N. Barnett, Andrew I. Hsu, Andrew W. Stephens, Glenn S. Orton, Scott W. Fleming, Charles Goullaud, William Januszewski, Anthony Roman, Gordon L. Bjoraker, Sushil K. Atreya, Alberto Adriani, Leigh N. Fletcher
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Issue 247/2, 2020, Page(s) 58, ISSN 1538-4365
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab775f

Ice Giant Circulation Patterns: Implications for Atmospheric Probes

Author(s): Leigh N. Fletcher, Imke de Pater, Glenn S. Orton, Mark D. Hofstadter, Patrick G. J. Irwin, Michael T. Roman, Daniel Toledo
Published in: Space Science Reviews, Issue 216/2, 2020, ISSN 0038-6308
DOI: 10.1007/s11214-020-00646-1

On the Spatial Distribution of Minor Species in Jupiter's Troposphere as Inferred From Juno JIRAM Data

Author(s): D. Grassi, A. Adriani, A. Mura, S. K. Atreya, L. N. Fletcher, J. I. Lunine, G. S. Orton, S. Bolton, C. Plainaki, G. Sindoni, F. Altieri, A. Cicchetti, B. M. Dinelli, G. Filacchione, A. Migliorini, M. L. Moriconi, R. Noschese, A. Olivieri, G. Piccioni, R. Sordini, S. Stefani, F. Tosi, D. Turrini
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Issue 125/4, 2020, ISSN 2169-9097
DOI: 10.1029/2019je006206

A Survey of Small‐Scale Waves and Wave‐Like Phenomena in Jupiter's Atmosphere Detected by JunoCam

Author(s): Glenn S. Orton, Fachreddin Tabataba‐Vakili, Gerald Eichstädt, John Rogers, Candice J. Hansen, Thomas W. Momary, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Shawn Brueshaber, Michael H. Wong, Amy A. Simon, Leigh N. Fletcher, Michael Ravine, Michael Caplinger, Dakota Smith, Scott J. Bolton, Stephen M. Levin, James A. Sinclair, Chloe Thepenier, Hamish Nicholson, Abigail Anthony
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 2020, ISSN 2169-9097
DOI: 10.1029/2019je006369

Spatial structure in Neptune’s 7.90- μ m stratospheric CH 4 emission, as measured by VLT-VISIR

Author(s): J.A. Sinclair, G.S. Orton, L.N. Fletcher, M. Roman, I. de Pater, T. Encrenaz, H.B. Hammel, R.S. Giles, T. Velusamy, J.I. Moses, P.G.J. Irwin, T.W. Momary, N. Rowe-Gurney, F. Tabataba-Vakili
Published in: Icarus, Issue 345, 2020, Page(s) 113748, ISSN 0019-1035
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113748