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When and where does it rain on Titan?

Dhingra, R. D. and Barnes, Jason W. and Heslar, Michael and Brown, Robert H. and Buratti, B. J. and Sotin, Christophe and Nicholson, P. D. and Baines, Kevin H. and Clark, Roger N. and Soderblom, Jason M. and Jaumann, R and Rodriguez, S. and Le Mouelic, S. (2019) When and where does it rain on Titan? EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, 15.-20. Sep.2019, Geneva, Schweiz.

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Abstract

We study the temporal and spatial evolution of rain-wetted surface on the north pole of Titan to aid our understanding of seasonality of the methane cycle and its evolution through time. These observations would also enable us to explore the reasons GCM(General Circulation Model) predictions of northern summers differ from the observed rainfall/storm activity. Here, we report wet-sidewalk effect indicating fresh rainfall or near surface fog/cloud activity in at least three other observations of Titan’s North Pole (apart from the first detection made in the T120 flyby [1]).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/133565/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:When and where does it rain on Titan?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Dhingra, R. D.University of IdahoUNSPECIFIED
Barnes, Jason W.Department of Physics, University of Idaho 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID 83843, USAUNSPECIFIED
Heslar, MichaelDepartment of Physics, University of Idaho 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID 83843, USAUNSPECIFIED
Brown, Robert H.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, TucsonAZ 85721, USAUNSPECIFIED
Buratti, B. J.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USAUNSPECIFIED
Sotin, ChristopheJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USAUNSPECIFIED
Nicholson, P. D.Cornell University, Astronomy Department, Ithaca, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Baines, Kevin H.SSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USAUNSPECIFIED
Clark, Roger N.U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, USAUNSPECIFIED
Soderblom, Jason M.Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USAUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, Rralf.jaumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rodriguez, S.Laboratoire AIM, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Le Mouelic, S.Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique UMR 6112, CNRS, Université de Nantes, Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 September 2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:13
Page Range:p. 1028
Series Name:EPSC Abstracts
Status:Published
Keywords:rain, Titan, weather, methane nitrogen
Event Title:EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019
Event Location:Geneva, Schweiz
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15.-20. Sep.2019
Organizer:EPSC
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Exploration of the Solar System
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Berg, Bianka
Deposited On:20 Jan 2020 08:17
Last Modified:20 Jan 2020 08:17

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