VIMS spectral mapping observations of Titan during the Cassini prime mission

Jason W. Barnes, Jason M. Soderblom, Robert H. Brown, Bonnie J. Buratti, Christophe Sotin, Kevin H. Baines, Roger N. Clark, Ralf Jaumann, Thomas B. McCord, Robert Nelson, Stéphane Le Mouélic, Sebastien Rodriguez, Caitlin Griffith, Paulo Penteado, Federico Tosi, Karly M. Pitman, Laurence Soderblom, Katrin Stephan, Paul Hayne, Graham VixieJean Pierre Bibring, Giancarlo Bellucci, Fabrizio Capaccioni, Priscilla Cerroni, Angioletta Coradini, Dale P. Cruikshank, Pierre Drossart, Vittorio Formisano, Yves Langevin, Dennis L. Matson, Phillip D. Nicholson, Bruno Sicardy

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Abstract

This is a data paper designed to facilitate the use of and comparisons to Cassini/visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) spectral mapping data of Saturn's moon Titan. We present thumbnail orthographic projections of flyby mosaics from each Titan encounter during the Cassini prime mission, 2004 July 1 through 2008 June 30. For each flyby we also describe the encounter geometry, and we discuss the studies that have previously been published using the VIMS dataset. The resulting compliation of metadata provides a complementary big-picture overview of the VIMS data in the public archive, and should be a useful reference for future Titan studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1950-1962
Number of pages13
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume57
Issue number14-15
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Cassini
  • Titan
  • VIMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Barnes, J. W., Soderblom, J. M., Brown, R. H., Buratti, B. J., Sotin, C., Baines, K. H., Clark, R. N., Jaumann, R., McCord, T. B., Nelson, R., Le Mouélic, S., Rodriguez, S., Griffith, C., Penteado, P., Tosi, F., Pitman, K. M., Soderblom, L., Stephan, K., Hayne, P., ... Sicardy, B. (2009). VIMS spectral mapping observations of Titan during the Cassini prime mission. Planetary and Space Science, 57(14-15), 1950-1962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2009.04.013