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Scientific goals for the observation of Venus by VIRTIS on ESA/Venus Express mission

Drossart, P. and Piccioni, G. and Adriani, A. and Angrilli, F. and Arnold, G. and Baines, K.H. and Bellucci, G. and Benkhoff, J. and Bezard, B. and Bibring, J.-P. and Blanco, A. and Blecka, M.I. and Carlson, R.W. and Coradini, A. and Di Lellis, A. and Encrenaz, T. and Erard, S. and Fonti, S. and Formisano, V. and Fouchet, T. and Garcia, R. and Haus, R. and Helbert, J. and Ignatiev, N.I. and Irwin, P.G.J. and Langevin, Y. and Lebonnois, S. and Lopez-Valverde, M.A. and Luz, D. and Marinangeli, L. and Orofino, V. and Rodin, A.V. and Roos-Serote, M.C. and Saggin, B. and Sanchez-Lavega, A. and Stam, D.M. and Taylor, F.W. and Titov, D. and Visconti, G. and Zambelli, M. and Hueso, R. and Tsang, C.C.C. and Wilson, C.F. and Afanasenko, T.Z. (2007) Scientific goals for the observation of Venus by VIRTIS on ESA/Venus Express mission. Planetary and Space Science, 55 (12), pp. 1653-1672. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2007.01.003

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Abstract

The Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) on board the ESA/Venus Express mission has technical specifications well suited for many science objectives of Venus exploration. VIRTIS will both comprehensively explore a plethora of atmospheric properties and processes and map optical properties of the surface through its three channels, VIRTIS-M-vis (imaging spectrometer in the 0.3–1 µm range), VIRTIS-M-IR (imaging spectrometer in the 1–5 µm range) and VIRTIS-H (aperture highresolution spectrometer in the 2–5 µm range). The atmospheric composition below the clouds will be repeatedly measured in the night side infrared windows over a wide range of latitudes and longitudes, thereby providing information on Venus’s chemical cycles. In particular, CO, H2O, OCS and SO2 can be studied. The cloud structure will be repeatedly mapped from the brightness contrasts in the near-infrared night side windows, providing new insights into Venusian meteorology. The global circulation and local dynamics of Venus will be extensively studied from infrared and visible spectral images. The thermal structure above the clouds will be retrieved in the night side using the 4.3 µm fundamental band of CO2. The surface of Venus is detectable in the short-wave infrared windows on the night side at 1.01, 1.10 and 1.18 µm, providing constraints on surface properties and the extent of active volcanism. Many more tentative studies are also possible, such as lightning detection, the composition of volcanic emissions, and mesospheric wave propagation.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/68419/
Document Type:Article
Title:Scientific goals for the observation of Venus by VIRTIS on ESA/Venus Express mission
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Drossart, P.LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Piccioni, G.INAF-IASF, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Adriani, A.INAF-IFSI, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Angrilli, F.CISAS, Via Venezia, 15-35131 Padova, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Arnold, G.gabriele.arnold (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Baines, K.H.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, M/S 183-601, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USAUNSPECIFIED
Bellucci, G. INAF-IASF, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Benkhoff, J. UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bezard, B. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Bibring, J.-P. IAS, Batiment 121, 91405 Orsay Campus, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Blanco, A. Universita` di Lecce, CP 193, Via Arnesano, Lecce, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Blecka, M.I. Space Research Centre, ul. Bartycka 18A, 00-716 Warszawa, PolandUNSPECIFIED
Carlson, R.W. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, M/S 183-601, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USAUNSPECIFIED
Coradini, A. INAF-IFSI, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Di Lellis, A. INAF-IASF, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Encrenaz, T. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Erard, S. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Fonti, S. Universita` di Lecce, CP 193, Via Arnesano, Lecce, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Formisano, V. INAF-IFSI, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Fouchet, T. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Garcia, R. IPGP, Universite´ Paris 7, UMR7154 4, ave de Neptune, 94107 St. Maur, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Haus, R. rainer.haus (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Helbert, J. JOERN.HELBERT (at) DLR.DEUNSPECIFIED
Ignatiev, N.I. Space Research Institute (IKI), Profsoyuznaya 84/32, Moscow, Russian FederationUNSPECIFIED
Irwin, P.G.J. University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, England, UKUNSPECIFIED
Langevin, Y. IAS, Batiment 121, 91405 Orsay Campus, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Lebonnois, S. Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Jussieu, P.O. Box 99, Paris cedex 05, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Lopez-Valverde, M.A. Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (I.A.A.), Apdo. 3004, 18080 Granada, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Luz, D. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France; CAAUL/Observatorio Astronomica de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa, PortugalUNSPECIFIED
Marinangeli, L. Universita’ d’Annunzio, Viale Pindaro 42, 65127 Pescara, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Orofino, V. Universita` di Lecce, CP 193, Via Arnesano, Lecce, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Rodin, A.V. Space Research Institute (IKI), Profsoyuznaya 84/32, Moscow, Russian FederationUNSPECIFIED
Roos-Serote, M.C. CAAUL/Observatorio Astronomica de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa, PortugalUNSPECIFIED
Saggin, B. Politecnico di Milano, Via Marco D’Oggiono 18/A, 23900 Lecco, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Sanchez-Lavega, A. Escuela Superior Ingenierı´a, Universidad Paı´s Vasco, Alameda Urquijo, s/n 48013 Bilbao, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Stam, D.M. Astronomical Institute ‘‘Anton Pannekoek’’ Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Taylor, F.W. University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, England, UKUNSPECIFIED
Titov, D. Max Planck Institute for Solar System Studies, Max-Planck-Str. 2, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Visconti, G. Universita’ d’Annunzio, Viale Pindaro 42, 65127 Pescara, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Zambelli, M. INAF-IASF, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Hueso, R. Escuela Superior Ingenierı´a, Universidad Paı´s Vasco, Alameda Urquijo, s/n 48013 Bilbao, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Tsang, C.C.C. University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, England, UKUNSPECIFIED
Wilson, C.F. University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, England, UKUNSPECIFIED
Afanasenko, T.Z. Space Research Institute (IKI), Profsoyuznaya 84/32, Moscow, Russian FederationUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:55
DOI :10.1016/j.pss.2007.01.003
Page Range:pp. 1653-1672
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Spectroscopy; Radiative transfer; Dynamics; Venus; Venus express
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 Venus Express (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
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Deposited By: Kappel, David
Deposited On:14 Jan 2011 08:16
Last Modified:14 Jan 2011 08:16

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