The circulation in the troposphere of Venus follows an almost purely zonal flow, with windspeeds of about 100 m/sec at 60-70 km altitude, which corresponds to the upper cloud deck. These winds quickly decrease from mid to higher latitudes, eventually reaching zero at the poles, and also from midlatitudes towards the equator they get slower.
The winds have also a strong vertical gradiënt, declining deep in the troposphere with the rate of 3 m/sec per km.
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This dissertation at page 14, describes a cycle of the making and decomposing of sulfuric acid within this meridional circulation.
From the lower atmosphere, SO$_2$ is transported upward and becomes the source for H$_2$SO$_4$, mostly produced in a thin layer of about 2 km depth near the cloud top. With the SO$_2$, oxygen atoms there, produced by UV radiation of CO$_2$, form SO$_3$ that combines with water vapour to yield the H$_2$SO$_4$.
Within the circulation the sulfuric acid is transported towards the 60$^0$ latitudes where it descends to the lower atmosphere where above 300$^0$ C it gradually decomposes into SO$_3$ and H$_2$O again.
SO$_3$ is then reduced by CO to SO$_2$ which can flow towards the equator and lift there again towards the clouds.
Question: Because the SO$_2$ that's lifting up from the lower atmosphere above the equator will become SO$_3$ mostly near the cloud top, will there not be a sulfuric acid free zone beneath the upper cloud deck there ?
This could be important for future missions to the atmosphere of Venus because within that sulfuric acid free zone would be the area, 50 to 60 km above the surface, with Earth-like temperatures and pressures.