Spectral properties of icy saturnian satellites derived from cassini data

K. Stephan, R. Jaumann, R. Wagner, R. N. Clark, D. P. Cruikshank, C. Dalle Ore, R. H. Brown, B. Giese, T. Roatsch, D. Matson, K. Baines, G. Filiacchione, F. Cappacione, B. J. Buratti, P. D. Nicholson

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Abstract

Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) offers the first spatially resolved hyperspectral data of the Saturnian satellites [1] allowing a detailed comparison of their spectral properties including their spatial distribution across the satellite's surface. Additionally, images acquired by the Cassini ISS cameras [2] offer the opportunity to study any relationships between the spectral variations to geological and morphological surface features. This is essential to understand the origin of the major and especially minor surface compounds and/or their physical properties. Either, the derived spectral variations are closely related to the surface geology of the specific satellite, or they can be explained by the interaction of the surface material and the space environment (including the planets magnetosphere). Thus, the analysis of the icy satellites spectral properties not only further our understanding of the icy satellites evolution but also complete our view about the whole planetary system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 6th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing
Subtitle of host publicationEvolution in Remote Sensing, WHISPERS 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390125
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2017
Event6th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing, WHISPERS 2014 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 24 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameWorkshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing, Evolution in Remote Sensing
Volume2014-June
ISSN (Print)2158-6276

Other

Other6th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing, WHISPERS 2014
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period6/24/146/27/14

Keywords

  • Cassini mission
  • Saturnian satellites
  • icy geology
  • spectroscopy
  • surface composition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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