Jupiter's pole storms - potential relation?

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An observation that might be a part of the reason why these storms exist
I just watched this beautiful video about resonance frequencies and saw a pattern (the pattern at 1:25) , that reminded me of the pole storms on jupiter:

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRA

Could it be that some resonance frequencies on the pole of jupiter are the reason why these formations started to form in the first place?
 

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stefan r
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The plate has 4 fold symmetry because of the rectangular shape of the plate. I will hazard a guess that we might be learn something about the speed of sound in the plate material by measuring the space between the non-vibrating spots.

The vortexes in Jupiter are cyclones. You see 8 of them around the north pole because that is the size of the storms there. More like bubbles surrounding a bigger bubble or US dimes around a US quarter.
 

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