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VIRTIS/VEX observations of Venus: overview of selected scientific results

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Gabriele E. Arnold

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Rutherfordstrasse 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Rainer Haus, David Kappel

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Strasse 10, 48149 Münster, Germany

Giuseppe Piccioni

Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (IASF), Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma, Italy

Pierre Drossart

Université Paris-Diderot, Laboratoire d’Études Spatiales et d’Instrumentation en Astrophysique (LESIA), Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, UPMC, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 6(1), 063580 (Sep 24, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.6.063580
History: Received December 22, 2011; Revised July 26, 2012; Accepted August 24, 2012
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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.

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Gabriele E. Arnold ; Rainer Haus ; David Kappel ; Giuseppe Piccioni and Pierre Drossart
"VIRTIS/VEX observations of Venus: overview of selected scientific results", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 6(1), 063580 (Sep 24, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.6.063580


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