Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608541
Title:
GLOBAL EXPLORATION OF TITAN’S CLIMATE: OFF THE SHELF TECHNOLOGY AND METHODS AS AN ENABLER
Author:
Mitchell, B. J.
Affiliation:
The Johns Hopkins University
Issue Date:
1995-11
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
Recent narrow band imagery of the surface of Titan reveals a very non-uniform surface. While there are no global oceans of liquid ethane/methane as once conjectured, the imagery does suggest the possibility of seas or lakes of liquid ethane, methane, and other organic materials. If these exist, Titan could be considered a gigantic analog model of the Earth's climate system complete with land masses, moderately thick atmosphere, and large bodies of liquid. By studying the climate of Titan, we could gain further understanding of the processes and mechanisms that shape the Earth's climate. Reuse of existing technology and methods may be a way to speed development and lower costs for the global study of Titan. Surprisingly, one of the key technologies could be a Transit or Global Positioning System (GPS) descendant for use in tracking probes wandering the surface of Titan.
Keywords:
Cassini; Climate; GPS; Huygens; Meteorology; Oceanography; Saturn; Telemetry; Titan; Transit
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleGLOBAL EXPLORATION OF TITAN’S CLIMATE: OFF THE SHELF TECHNOLOGY AND METHODS AS AN ENABLERen_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, B. J.en
dc.contributor.departmentThe Johns Hopkins Universityen
dc.date.issued1995-11en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractRecent narrow band imagery of the surface of Titan reveals a very non-uniform surface. While there are no global oceans of liquid ethane/methane as once conjectured, the imagery does suggest the possibility of seas or lakes of liquid ethane, methane, and other organic materials. If these exist, Titan could be considered a gigantic analog model of the Earth's climate system complete with land masses, moderately thick atmosphere, and large bodies of liquid. By studying the climate of Titan, we could gain further understanding of the processes and mechanisms that shape the Earth's climate. Reuse of existing technology and methods may be a way to speed development and lower costs for the global study of Titan. Surprisingly, one of the key technologies could be a Transit or Global Positioning System (GPS) descendant for use in tracking probes wandering the surface of Titan.en
dc.subjectCassinien
dc.subjectClimateen
dc.subjectGPSen
dc.subjectHuygensen
dc.subjectMeteorologyen
dc.subjectOceanographyen
dc.subjectSaturnen
dc.subjectTelemetryen
dc.subjectTitanen
dc.subjectTransiten
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608541en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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