Monday, February 14, 2005

T3 Coverage Plot



CICLOPS has released a figure showing the coverage that ISS will obtain in this week's Titan flyby. The blue outline represents the area where ISS will get coverage with resolutions of at least four kilometers per pixel or better. the green outline represents the area where ISS will obtain coverage with resolutions of at least 1 kilometer per pixel. The red outline represents a frame where we will get coverage of at least 700 meters/pixel. Finally, the yellow outline represents two footprints where we will get high resolution coverage of at least 200 meters/pixel.

The surface science goals of the flyby are to search for changes in this area since we have imaged it twice on the previous two Titan flybys (not including the Huygens drop flyby last month), to look for a specular reflection by comparing images taken this week to those taken during those prior encounters, to understand the bright/dark boundary in northwestern Xanadu, and to compare ISS high resolution images to both RADAR SAR and altimetry data taken on this encounter. The western yellow outline is the footprint for the altimetry comparison and the eastern yellow outline is the footprint for the SAR comparison.

For an idea as to where the RADAR SAR swath will be located, check out the Stofan et al. abstract for this year's LPSC.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The link to Stofan et al. abstract is broken.

-pioneer

2/14/2005 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

Fixed.

2/14/2005 11:17:00 AM  

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