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Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Saturn's Atmosphere

Porco, C.C. and Baker, E. and Barbara, J. and Beurle, K. and Brahic, A. and Burns, J.A. and Charnoz, S. and Cooper, N. and Dawson, D.D. and Del Genio, A.D. and Denk, T. and Dones, L. and Dyudina, U. and Evans, M. and Giese, B. and Grazier, K. and Helfenstein, P. and Ingersoll, A. and Jacobson, R. and Johnson, T.V. and McEwen, A. and Murray, C.D. and Neukum, G. and Owen, W. and Perry, J. and Roatsch, T. and Spitale, J. and Squyres, S. and Thomas, P.C. and Tiscareno, M. and Turtle, E. and Vasavada, A. and Veverka, J. and Wagner, R. and West, R. (2005) Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Saturn's Atmosphere. Science, 307, pp. 1243-1247.

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Abstract

The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) began observing Saturn in early February 2004. From analysis of cloud motions through October 2004, we report vertical wind shear in Saturn's equatorial jet and a maximum wind speed of ~375 meters per second, a value that differs from both Hubble Space Telescope and Voyager values. We also report a particularly acitve narrow southern mid-latitude region in which dark oval are observed both to merge with each other and to arise from the eruptions of large, bright storms. Bright storm eruptions are correlated with Saturn's electrostatic discharges, which are thought to originate from lightning.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/11131/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2005,
Title:Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Saturn's Atmosphere
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Porco, C.C.Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations, Space Science Institute, Boulder, COUNSPECIFIED
Baker, E.Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations, Space Science Institute, Boulder, COUNSPECIFIED
Barbara, J.NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NYUNSPECIFIED
Beurle, K.Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Brahic, A.Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, Université Paris, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Burns, J.A.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYUNSPECIFIED
Charnoz, S.Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, Université Paris, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Cooper, N.Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Dawson, D.D.Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, CAUNSPECIFIED
Del Genio, A.D.NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NYUNSPECIFIED
Denk, T.Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Freie Universität, BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Dones, L.Department of Space Sciences, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, COUNSPECIFIED
Dyudina, U.Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
Evans, M.Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Giese, B.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grazier, K.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
Helfenstein, P.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYUNSPECIFIED
Ingersoll, A.Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
Jacobson, R.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
Johnson, T.V.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
McEwen, A.Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, CAUNSPECIFIED
Murray, C.D.Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Neukum, G.Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Freie Universität, BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Owen, W.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
Perry, J.Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, CAUNSPECIFIED
Roatsch, T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Spitale, J.Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations, Space Science Institute, Boulder, COUNSPECIFIED
Squyres, S.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYUNSPECIFIED
Thomas, P.C.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYUNSPECIFIED
Tiscareno, M.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYUNSPECIFIED
Turtle, E.Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, CAUNSPECIFIED
Vasavada, A.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
Veverka, J.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
West, R.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
Date:2005
Journal or Publication Title:Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:307
Page Range:pp. 1243-1247
Status:Published
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:08 Dec 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 16:53

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