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ALPO WIMP Program Revision

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#1 Jeff B1

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:56 PM

Uploaded WIMP.pdf and UpWimpVSOP.zip in files of .https://groups.yahoo...ups/ALPOCS/info.    Added new GRS routines in WinjupVSOP.exe to reflect closer drift rate curve to historical plot.  The GRS can radically change rates occasionally and it hard to keep up with in programming.  So, here is the short of it: 

 

“NOTE: The Great Red Spot (GRS) longitude drift rate in the program is computed based on a least square X/Y plot starting on November 23, 1988 (JD2447488.5 GRS 20.2°) with the first break point on July 4, 1996 (JD2450268.5 GRS 53.9°) and the second break point on July 9, 2008 (JD2454656.5 GRS 126.1°), then continuing on to November 25, 2018 (JD2458447.5 GRS 306.9°) and beyond.”  The GRS will not display earlier than November 23, 1988.

 

Any suggestions are welcome.

 

Jeff


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:41 PM

Not sure why I worry about it.  It is just a storm in hydrogen clouds and like dust clouds on Mars – they go where they go.  It seems like the GRS has been drifting steadily since 1988 and is drifting a little faster each year.  Maybe it will go wild again soon and surprise us.  But, who cares?




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