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The Evolution of Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds

Griffith, C. A. and Penteado, P. and Baines, K. and Drossart, P. and Barnes, J. and Bellucci, G. and Bibring, J. and Brown, R. and Buratti, B. and Capaccioni, F. and Cerroni, P. and Clark, R. and Combes, M. and Coradini, A. and Cruikshank, D. and Formisano, V. and Jaumann, R. and Langevin, Y. and Matson, D. and McCord, T. and Menella, V. and Nelson, R. and Nicholson, P. and Sicardy, B. and Sotin, C. and Soderblom, L. A. and Kursinski, R. (2005) The Evolution of Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds. Science, 310 (5747), pp. 474-477. DOI: 10.1126/science.1117702

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Abstract

Spectra from Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer reveal that the horizontal structure, height, and optical depth of Titan's clouds are highly dynamic. Vigorous cloud centers are seen to rise from the middle to the upper troposphere within 30 minutes and dissipate within the next hour. Their development indicates that Titan's clouds evolve convectively; dissipate through rain; and, over the next several hours, waft downwind to achieve their great longitude extents. These and other characteristics suggest that temperate clouds originate from circulation-induced convergence, in addition to a forcing at the surface associated with Saturn's tides, geology, and/or surface composition.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/21302/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Evolution of Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Griffith, C. A.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Penteado, P.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Baines, K.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Drossart, P.Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Barnes, J.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Bellucci, G.Instituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Consiglio Nationale delle Richerche (CNR), Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Bibring, J.Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Brown, R.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZUNSPECIFIED
Buratti, B.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Capaccioni, F.Instituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Cerroni, P.Instituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Clark, R.U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, USAUNSPECIFIED
Combes, M.Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Coradini, A.Instituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Cruikshank, D.NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Mountain View, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Formisano, V.Instituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Consiglio Nationale delle Richerche (CNR), Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Langevin, Y.Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Matson, D.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
McCord, T.Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Menella, V.Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Nelson, R.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Nicholson, P.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Sicardy, B.Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Sotin, C.Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, Université de Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Soderblom, L. A.U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Kursinski, R.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:21 October 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:310
DOI :10.1126/science.1117702
Page Range:pp. 474-477
Status:Published
Keywords:Titan, clouds, Cassini, VIMS
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):W - Vorhaben CASSINI (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:12 Jan 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 04:53

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