Cassini observations of flow-like features in western Tui Regio, Titan

Jason W. Barnes, Robert H. Brown, Jani Radebaugh, Bonnie J. Buratti, Christophe Sotin, Stephane Le Mouelic, Sebastien Rodriguez, Elizabeth P. Turtle, Jason Perry, Roger Clark, Kevin H. Baines, Phillip D. Nicholson

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Abstract

A large (>3 × 104 km2), lobate, 5-μm-bright region seen by Cassini on Titan's leading equatorial region is best explained as a flow field. We discuss observations from the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer and Imaging Science Subsystem of the feature and present a map of the field. We establish relative ages of flow features and discuss possible formation mechanisms and the implications of this finding for the evolution of Titan's surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL16204
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume33
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

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  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Barnes, J. W., Brown, R. H., Radebaugh, J., Buratti, B. J., Sotin, C., Le Mouelic, S., Rodriguez, S., Turtle, E. P., Perry, J., Clark, R., Baines, K. H., & Nicholson, P. D. (2006). Cassini observations of flow-like features in western Tui Regio, Titan. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(16), [L16204]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL026843