|Title:||High-Resolution Mapping of Jupiter's Clouds in the Near Infrared: Support for the Juno Mission PJ11-PJ14|
|Co-I(s):|| Alessandro Mura, Michael Wong, James Sinclair, Rohini Giles, Andrew Stephens, Giuseppe Sindoni, Thomas Momary, Thomas K. Greathouse, Davide Grassi, Kevin Baines, Patrick Irwin, Leigh Fletcher, Imke de Pater, Alberto Adriani|
We propose to extend and enhance the Juno mission's scientific output by supplementing the spatial and spectral coverage of its payload, concentrating on suport for its microwave (MWR), near-infrared (JIRAM) and CCD (JunoCam) instruments. We will image Jupiter over a range of methane and molecular-hydrogen absorption features to map the horizonal and vertical distribution of cloud at epochs that are contemporaneous with the scheduled passage of the Juno spacecraft in its close-in orbits at Jupiter. Images of Jupiter will be made at key times when the confiruation of the Galilean satellites allow for AO-stabilized imaging that is equivalent to ~350 km at Jupiter and the closest possible to JIRAM's and JunoCam's polar spatial resolution on the order of 50 km and the MWR's ~350-1000 km at closest apoproach to Jupiter.