Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

10 years of observation of Titan's lakes with the Cassini RADAR Radiometer

Abstract : Since 2004, the Cassini RADAR Mapper has been exploring at a wavelength of 2.2-cm Saturn's moon Titan, the only planetary body besides Earth whose surface presently exhibits significant accumulations of liquids in the forms of lakes and seas. In its passive, or radiometry; mode of operation, the Cassini RADAR Radiometer measures the microwave thermal emission from the surface. Doing so, it provides unique insight into properties such as physical temperature, overall composition and structure (roughness, heterogeneity…). To date, the Cassini Radiometer has mapped almost the whole surface of Titan. In this paper, we review the radiometry data acquired over Titan's lakes searching for new constraints on their composition, bed depth and potential regional and seasonal variations.
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [1 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Catherine Cardon Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:16:30 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:27:12 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, February 2, 2015 - 4:01:56 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


  • HAL Id : hal-01078841, version 1


Alice Le Gall, Michael A. Janssen, Gaëlle Veyssière, Pierre Encrenaz, Jonathan I. Lunine, et al.. 10 years of observation of Titan's lakes with the Cassini RADAR Radiometer. European Planetary Science Congress 2014, Sep 2014, Cascais, Portugal. pp.EPSC2014-450. ⟨hal-01078841⟩



Les métriques sont temporairement indisponibles