In the update of the question "Would it be possible to "ride the wave" on Venus ?" there are links to articles in Science and in Science News that report that the atmosphere of Venus, hitting the mountains on its surface, would accelerate the planets rotation by 2 minutes each Venusian day.
They both refer to the article in Nature Geoscience Atmospheric mountain wave generation on Venus and its influence on the solid planet's rotation rate, but this paper only mentions a change in rotation rate of 2 minutes a Venusian day, also telling it could explain some of the differences in rotation rate measured by spacecraft over the past 40 years.
Venus's rotation has slowed down in the 16 years between the Magellan spacecraft and Venus Express visits; each Venusian sidereal day has increased by 6.5 minutes in that time span.
Can this contradiction be explained ?