Arnold, Gabriele and Haus, Rainer and Döhler, Wolfgang and Kappel, David and Drossart, Pierre and Piccioni, Guiseppe (2008) VIRTIS/VEX surface and near surface observations of Venus’ northern hemisphere. In: EPSC Abstractbook, 3 (2008-A-00376), pp. 1-2. European Planetary Science Congress, 2008-09-21 - 2008-09-26, Münster, Germany.
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Nightside emission measurements by the Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) on the Venus Express (VEX) spacecraft were used to estimate the potential for the extraction of Venus surface information. A suite of orbits over the northern hemisphere was selected for footprints that cover surface elevations from -2000 m to 6000 m. First, a preliminary radiative transfer calculation technique was applied to simulate Venus nightside radiation. The variability of the emission window radiances with respect to cloud opacity and surface elevation was modelled and is discussed in direct comparison to the measurements. An initial extraction of topographic information was performed and compared with Magellan radar data.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||VIRTIS/VEX surface and near surface observations of Venus’ northern hemisphere|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EPSC Abstractbook|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-2|
|Keywords:||Venus, VIRTIS, VEX|
|Event Title:||European Planetary Science Congress|
|Event Location:||Münster, Germany|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|Event Dates:||2008-09-21 - 2008-09-26|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Marine Remote Sensing|
|Deposited By:||Bärbel Bolowski|
|Deposited On:||23 Apr 2009|
|Last Modified:||28 Mar 2013 11:17|
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