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Cassini CIRS observations in the Jovian environment

Flasar, F. M., Kunde, V. G., Abbas, M., Achterberg, R. K., Ade, Peter A. R., Barucci, A., Bézard, B., Bjoraker, G., Brasunas, J., Calcutt, S., Carlson, R., Césarsky, C., Conrath, B. J., Coradini, A., Courtin, R., Coustenis, A., Edberg, S., Ferrari, C., Gautier, D., Gierasch, P. J., Grossman, K., Irwin, P., Jennings, D. E., Lellouch, E., Marten, A., Meyer, J. P., Nixon, C., Orton, G., Owen, T., Pearl, J. C., Prangé, R., Raulin, F., Read, P., Romani, P. N., Samuelson, R. E., Simon-Miller, A., Smith, M., Spilker, L. and Taylor, F. 2001. Cassini CIRS observations in the Jovian environment. Presented at: American Geophysical Union , 2001 Spring Meeting, Boston, MA, 29 May - 2 June 2001. American Geophysical Union 2001 spring meeting : plasma spectrochemical absracts. Washington, D.C: American Geophysical Union,

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Abstract

The Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) consists of two interferometers, one polarizing, the other a conventional Michaelson interferometer, which together provide broad spectral coverage from 10 cm-1 to 1400 cm-1 (1 mm to 7 μ m), at a resolution as high as 0.5 cm-1. CIRS functions both as a thermometer and assayer of the target body, retrieving both thermal structure and composition. The Cassini spacecraft's 140-RJ flyby past Jupiter has enabled CIRS to observe Jupiter, its satellites, and its ring for six months with a spatial resolution up to 2.5o of jovian latitude at the subspacecraft point. This talk will include early results on Jupiter's atmospheric composition obtained from the relatively unexplored spectral region >50 μm, Jupiter's planetary-scale temperature field, and the compositional anomalies and temperatures associated with its auroral hot spots.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5704 Atmospheres--composition and chemistry, 5707 Atmospheres--structure and dynamics, 5739 Meteorology (3346), 5757 Remote sensing, 5764 Surfaces.
Additional Information: Unable to confirm full publication information for this item. Abstract #P51A-05.
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/64031

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