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Atmospheric thermal structure and cloud features of Venus as retrieved from VIRTIS/VEX measurements

Haus, Rainer and Kappel, David and Arnold, Gabriele (2014) Atmospheric thermal structure and cloud features of Venus as retrieved from VIRTIS/VEX measurements. In: 9th European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC), 9, p. 7. European Planetary Science Congress 2014, 07.-12. Sep. 2014, Cascais, Portugal.

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Abstract

Updated results on mesospheric nightside thermal structure and cloud features of Venus are presented that were retrieved from VIRTIS-M-IR measurements during eight Venus solar days between April 2006 and October 2008 using new methodical approaches. Maps for the southern hemisphere cover parameter variations with altitude, latitude, local time, and mission time. The mesospheric temperature field strongly depends on latitude and local time. Zonal averages of retrieved temperature profiles and cloud parameters in both hemispheres show global N-S axial symmetry. Cloud top altitude at 1 μm decreases from 71 km at the equator to 61 km over both poles. Average cloud particle size is minimal at mid latitudes

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/92048/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Atmospheric thermal structure and cloud features of Venus as retrieved from VIRTIS/VEX measurements
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Haus, RainerWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUNSPECIFIED
Kappel, DavidDavid.Kappel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Arnold, GabrieleGabriele.Arnold (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:11 September 2014
Journal or Publication Title:9th European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:9
Page Range:p. 7
Series Name:EPSC Abstracts
Status:Published
Keywords:VIRTIS, VEX, Venus, retrieval, temperature, clouds
Event Title:European Planetary Science Congress 2014
Event Location:Cascais, Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:07.-12. Sep. 2014
Organizer:Europlanet
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Venus Express Kamera (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Deposited By: Kappel, David
Deposited On:19 Nov 2014 08:27
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:49

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