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Global topographic map of Titan from radar altimetry

May 25, 2013

An international team of 10 institutions, lead by Ralph D. Lorenz of  Johns Hopkins University, USA, created the first global topographic map of Titan, a moon of Saturn. They used Cassini RADAR SARtopo and altimetry data for use in Global Circulation Models, hydrological models and correlative studies. The map itself consists of 90% of interpolated data. The dataset revealed four prominent topographic peaks in a row in the southern hemisphere.

These results are  published in the July issue of Icarus.

Source of image datasets: Lorenz RD et al. (2013) A global topographic map of Titan. Icarus, Volume 225, Issue 1, July 2013, Pages 367–377.

 

This map uses 90% of interpolated data, from Cassini radar altimetry. Map by H. Hargitai, using DTM basemap published by  Lorenz et al. (2013). Made for ICA CPC website.

This map uses 90% of interpolated data, from Cassini radar altimetry. Map by H. Hargitai, using DEM basemap published by Lorenz et al. (2013). Made for ICA CPC website.

 

 

Albedo map of Titan at  938 nm

Albedo map of Titan at 938 nm

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