36th DPS Meeting, 8-12 November 2004
Session 6 Titan I: Surface, Troposphere, etc.
Oral, Monday, November 8, 2004, 3:30-6:00pm, Clark

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[6.03] First Mapping of Titan with the Cassini RADAR Radiometer

M. A. Janssen (JPL, Caltech), R. Lorenz (LPL, U Arizona), C. Elachi, Y. Z. Anderson, R. A. Boehmer, Y. Gim, W. T. K. Johnson, K. D. Kelleher, R. M. Lopes, L. E. Roth, S. D. Wall, R. D. West (JPL, Caltech)

The Cassini Radar instrument includes a passive microwave radiometer operating at 13.78 GHz (~ 2.2 cm wavelength). An objective for the radiometer is the global mapping of the temperature and dielectric constant of Titanís surface, to be achieved using raster scans to measure the polarized thermal emission from Titanís disk on selected inbound and outbound passes. Results will be presented from the first such mapping of Titan, to be obtained during the initial Titan pass on 26 October, 2004. This work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


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