Titan zonal wind corroboration via the huygens DISR solar zenith angle measurement

Michael Allison, David H. Atkinson, Michael K. Bird, Martin G. Tomasko

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The in situ measurement of the vertical profile of Titan's zonal wind is a major objective of the Huygens probe mission, as specifically addressed by the Doppler Wind Experiment (DWE), It now appears likely that an independent, if somewhat less accurate corroboration of the zonal wind retrieval will be afforded by the measured variation of the solar zenith angle Z from the Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISK) throughout the course of the probe's atmospheric descent. The analyzed synergism of the DWE and DISR solar-Z measurements should provide an enhanced evaluation of the Titan atmospheric circulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number544
StatePublished - Feb 2004
EventInternational Workshop: Planetary Probe Atmospheric Entry and Descent Trajectory Analysis and Science - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Oct 6 2003Oct 9 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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