AGU SESSION – THE RITE OF SPRING: THE CHANGING SEASONS ON TITAN

AGU 2014
Session ID#: 2347
Session Description:

Intense scrutiny by the Cassini Saturn Orbiter, combined with extensive ground based observing campaigns, has established Titan’s seasonal weather pattern over more than a third of a Saturn orbital period. Many of the changes seen in the atmosphere are associated with changes on the surface. These changes are the product of atmospheric processes
such as evaporation, rainfall and/or infiltration and fluvial activity most probably in combination with dynamic processes ongoing in Titan’s interior. The relative contribution of each of these processes to Titan’s state at a given point in time is gradually being understood. The session will present recent spacecraft and ground-based results and
test the veracity of the current models.

Conveners:
Robert  M. Nelson, Planetary Science Institute
Rosaly M. Lopes, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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