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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

VIRTIS/VEX observations of Venus: overview of selected scientific results
Author(s): Gabriele E. Arnold; Rainer Haus; David Kappel; Giuseppe Piccioni; Pierre Drossart
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Paper Abstract

After six years in a polar Venus orbit, the visible and infrared thermal imaging spectrometer (VIRTIS) on ESA's Venus Express mission provided an enormous amount of new data, including a three-dimensional view of the atmosphere and information on global surface properties of the planet. An overview is given of selected scientific results achieved by use of VIRTIS data comprising atmospheric thermal structure, molecular and particulate composition, chemistry and dynamics, and surface features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 20 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 6(1) 063580 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.6.063580
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 6, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Gabriele E. Arnold, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Rainer Haus, Westfälische Wilhelms-Univ. Münster (Germany)
David Kappel, Westfälische Wilhelms-Univ. Münster (Germany)
Giuseppe Piccioni, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Pierre Drossart, Univ. Paris 7-Denis Diderot (France)


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