Venus Express VIRTIS and VMC Data Workshop

Venus Express VIRTIS and VMC Data Workshop
October 21st-24th @ ESAC, Madrid, Spain

The overall goal of the workshop is to introduce users to the Planetary Science Archive on which data from ESA planetary missions are archived. This workshop will focus on the VIRTIS and VMC instruments of the Venus Express orbiter.

Scientific and technical lectures will be provided, as well as hands-on data processing exercises, with expert members of the VIRTIS and  VMC instrument teams providing direct support on the best ways in which to calibrate and use their data for science.

This workshop will:
  • Introduce the PSA and explain how to find data of interest.
  • Discuss the different calibrations and corrections applied to the data, and available geometry information.
  • Present tools and software available to analyse and use the data for scientific applications with focus on:

VEX / VIRTIS (Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer) data

  • Instrument description;
    Overview of scientific goals;
  • Description of calibration, geometry and data formats;
  • Examples of science applications (e.g. feature tracking for wind determination in UV and IR; temperature profile retrieval from spectral inversion; nightglow spectral analysis).

VEX / VMC (Venus Monitoring Camera) data

  • Instrument description;
  • Overview of scientific goals;
  • Description of calibration, geometry and data formats;
  • Examples of science applications (e.g. feature tracking for wind determination; search for wave features; surface temperature mapping).

Register by August 31, 2013.

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