A3_1 How Great is the Great Red Spot?

Cameron Dickens, Jack Healings, Ben Carlisle, Elliot Sampson


In this paper we calculated the energy contained within a storm on Earth with equal size and wind speed to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. We then compared the wind speed of the storm to other hurricanes on Earth and the destructive effect of the storm was evaluated. We estimated the storm would have an energy of 1.4×10^24 J, which is approximately 109 times larger than the total energy produced by 1 megaton of TNT.

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