Shoreline retreat at Titan's Ontario Lacus and Arrakis Planitia from Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem observations

E. P. Turtle, J. E. Perry, A. G. Hayes, A. S. McEwen

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Abstract

Recent observations by Cassini's Imaging Science Subsystem reveal that part of the shoreline of Titan's Ontario Lacus has retreated by several kilometers and may indicate that the dark area that appeared at Arrakis Planitia (80°S, 120°W) in late 2004 has subsequently faded. These changes provide constraints on aspects of Titan's methane cycle, as well as on the properties of Titan's surface materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-959
Number of pages3
JournalIcarus
Volume212
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • Meteorology
  • Satellites, Surfaces
  • Titan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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