This is an image of Uranus' atmosphere.
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An Overview of Motions in Uranus' Atmosphere
Motions of air in the atmosphere include wind. The major winds in the Uranian atmosphere are zonal winds
, which have zones blowing west and belts flowing east.
Motion of air in the atmosphere can also happen by diffusion. There is a continual circulation within the atmosphere from the top to the bottom. Ethane moves down through the atmosphere and collects at the bottom where it breaks apart and becomes methane. The methane returns to the top of the atmosphere and is transformed into methane again. This perpetual breakdown and assembly of methane and ethane is part of the development of Uranus and affects its weather.
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