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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.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Scientific goals for the observation of Venus by VIRTIS on ESA/Venus Express mission
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Drossart, P.LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Piccioni, G.INAF-IASF, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Adriani, A.INAF-IFSI, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Angrilli, F.CISAS, Via Venezia, 15-35131 Padova, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Arnold, G.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Baines, K.H.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, M/S 183-601, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bellucci, G. INAF-IASF, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Benkhoff, J. UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bezard, B. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bibring, J.-P. IAS, Batiment 121, 91405 Orsay Campus, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Blanco, A. Universita` di Lecce, CP 193, Via Arnesano, Lecce, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Blecka, M.I. Space Research Centre, ul. Bartycka 18A, 00-716 Warszawa, PolandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Carlson, R.W. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, M/S 183-601, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Coradini, A. INAF-IFSI, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Di Lellis, A. INAF-IASF, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Encrenaz, T. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Erard, S. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fonti, S. Universita` di Lecce, CP 193, Via Arnesano, Lecce, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Formisano, V. INAF-IFSI, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fouchet, T. LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (CNRS-UMR 8109), 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Garcia, R. IPGP, Universite´ Paris 7, UMR7154 4, ave de Neptune, 94107 St. Maur, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Haus, R. UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Helbert, J. UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ignatiev, N.I. Space Research Institute (IKI), Profsoyuznaya 84/32, Moscow, Russian FederationUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Irwin, P.G.J. University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, England, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Langevin, Y. IAS, Batiment 121, 91405 Orsay Campus, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lebonnois, S. Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Jussieu, P.O. Box 99, Paris cedex 05, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lopez-Valverde, M.A. Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (I.A.A.), Apdo. 3004, 18080 Granada, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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, PortugalUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marinangeli, L. Universita’ d’Annunzio, Viale Pindaro 42, 65127 Pescara, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Orofino, V. Universita` di Lecce, CP 193, Via Arnesano, Lecce, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rodin, A.V. Space Research Institute (IKI), Profsoyuznaya 84/32, Moscow, Russian FederationUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Roos-Serote, M.C. CAAUL/Observatorio Astronomica de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa, PortugalUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Saggin, B. Politecnico di Milano, Via Marco D’Oggiono 18/A, 23900 Lecco, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sanchez-Lavega, A. Escuela Superior Ingenierı´a, Universidad Paı´s Vasco, Alameda Urquijo, s/n 48013 Bilbao, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stam, D.M. Astronomical Institute ‘‘Anton Pannekoek’’ Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Taylor, F.W. University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, England, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Titov, D. Max Planck Institute for Solar System Studies, Max-Planck-Str. 2, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Visconti, G. Universita’ d’Annunzio, Viale Pindaro 42, 65127 Pescara, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zambelli, M. INAF-IASF, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hueso, R. Escuela Superior Ingenierı´a, Universidad Paı´s Vasco, Alameda Urquijo, s/n 48013 Bilbao, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tsang, C.C.C. University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, England, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wilson, C.F. University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, England, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Afanasenko, T.Z. Space Research Institute (IKI), Profsoyuznaya 84/32, Moscow, Russian FederationUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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 On:14 Jan 2011 08:16
Last Modified:14 Jan 2011 08:16

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