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Near-infrared spectral mapping of Titan's mountains and channels

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Jason W. Barnes, Jani Radebaugh, Robert H. Brown, Steve Wall, Laurence A. Soderblom, Jonathan I. Lunine, Devon M. Burr, Christophe Sotin, Stephane Le Mouelic, Sebastien Rodriguez, Bonnie J. Buratti, Roger N. Clark, Kevin H. Baines, Ralf Jaumann, Philip D. Nicholson, Randolph L. Kirk, Rosaly Lopes, Ralph D. Lorenz, Ken Mitchell, and Charles A. Wood, 2007, Near-infrared spectral mapping of Titan's mountains and channels: Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, v. 112, iss. E11.

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We investigate the spectral reflectance properties of channels and mountain ranges on Titan using data from Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) obtained during the T9 encounter (26 December 2005). We identify the location of channels and mountains using synthetic aperture radar maps obtained from Cassini's RADAR instrument during the T13 (30 April 2006) flyby. Channels are evident even in VIMS imaging with spatial resolution coarser than the channel size. The channels share spectral characteristics with Titan's dark blue terrain (e.g., the Huygens landing site) that is consistent with an enhancement in water ice content relative to the rest of Titan. We use this fact to measure widths of ???1 km for the largest [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1029/2007JE002932
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