Interesting info on the Jupiter great red spot! Years ago I used to think of it as a swirl or part- like people have in their hair at the their crown and the connection this has to the "hairy ball theorem" of topology. Then later, I started thinking of it as a manifestation of processes of anisotropic heat distribution occurring very deep in the planet atmosphere: a moving hot spot, much like a moving magma dome under the Earth's crust like at Yellowstone that stimulates volcanism at the overlying surface. The info you provide lays to rest both my mathematical and geological analogies!

Interesting info on the Jupiter great red spot! Years ago I used to think of it as a swirl or part- like people have in their hair at the their crown and the connection this has to the "hairy ball theorem" of topology. Then later, I started thinking of it as a manifestation of processes of anisotropic heat distribution occurring very deep in the planet atmosphere: a moving hot spot, much like a moving magma dome under the Earth's crust like at Yellowstone that stimulates volcanism at the overlying surface. The info you provide lays to rest both my mathematical and geological analogies!