Asteroid Thermal Modeling: Recent Developments and Applications
Harris, Alan and Mueller, Michael (2006) Asteroid Thermal Modeling: Recent Developments and Applications. 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 2006-07-16 – 2006-07-23, Beijing (China).
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A variety of thermal models are used for the derivation of asteroid physical parameters from thermal-infrared observations. Simple models based on spherical geometry are often adequate for obtaining sizes and albedos when very little information about an object is available. However, sophisticated thermophysical models incorporating real shapes and rotation vectors normally provide more accurate results, including information on thermal inertia and surface roughness. Thermal inertia is governed by the degree to which an asteroid’s surface is covered in thermally-insulating, dusty material. There is now strong evidence for a dependence of thermal inertia on asteroid size, and some indications for a dependence on taxonomic type in some cases. Developments in asteroid thermal modeling are reviewed and recent results from the application of thermal models are presented.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||Asteroid Thermal Modeling: Recent Developments and Applications|
|Keywords:||Asteroids, Thermal modeling, Thermal inertia|
|Event Title:||36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly|
|Event Location:||Beijing (China)|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|Event Dates:||2006-07-16 – 2006-07-23|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Vorhaben Asteroiden und Kometen (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets|
Institute of Planetary Research
|Deposited By:||Prof. Alan Harris|
|Deposited On:||10 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 13:04|
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