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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.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/44742/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Asteroid Thermal Modeling: Recent Developments and Applications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:July 2006
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
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 (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 Asteroiden und Kometen (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Harris, Prof. Alan
Deposited On:10 Oct 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:04

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