Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193368
Title:
Fluvial Channels On Titan
Author:
Baugh, Nicole Faith
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
We present channel length and stream order for possible fluvial channels present in Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from Ta to T19. These features are present at most latitudes observed, with the bulk of the channels located in near-equatorial latitudes. Many of them are also organized into four branching channel networks, three of third order and one of fourth order, similar to river systems on Earth and Mars. These networks appear well integrated, with few streams that are not incorporated into the higher order branches. The median channel length for all channels on Titan is 29 km, with the longest channels all being incorporated into the channel networks. Estimates of channel width and depth of 1 km and 100m respectively result in a channel volume of 1012 m3 which, when extrapolated to the entire surface of Titan results in 1013 m3 of sediment.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Titan; Planetary Surfaces; Fluvial Erosion
Degree Name:
MS
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Planetary Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Brown, Robert H.
Committee Chair:
Brown, Robert H.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleFluvial Channels On Titanen_US
dc.creatorBaugh, Nicole Faithen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaugh, Nicole Faithen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe present channel length and stream order for possible fluvial channels present in Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from Ta to T19. These features are present at most latitudes observed, with the bulk of the channels located in near-equatorial latitudes. Many of them are also organized into four branching channel networks, three of third order and one of fourth order, similar to river systems on Earth and Mars. These networks appear well integrated, with few streams that are not incorporated into the higher order branches. The median channel length for all channels on Titan is 29 km, with the longest channels all being incorporated into the channel networks. Estimates of channel width and depth of 1 km and 100m respectively result in a channel volume of 1012 m3 which, when extrapolated to the entire surface of Titan results in 1013 m3 of sediment.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectTitanen_US
dc.subjectPlanetary Surfacesen_US
dc.subjectFluvial Erosionen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlanetary Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Robert H.en_US
dc.contributor.chairBrown, Robert H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest2751en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749783en_US
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