P046:
Titan at the end of Cassini-Huygens





Session ID#: 24909

Session Description:
During the 13 years of the Cassini-Huygens mission, the two spacecraft have returned a wealth of scientific data that have revolutionized our understanding of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. During 127 targeted encounters, and numerous more distant flybys, the 18 instruments have revealed Titan as a complex, Earth-like world, with arenas of lakes and seas, vast equatorial dune fields, river channels, and meteorology with huge rainstorms. More recently, we have learned that Titan has an interior water ocean that may far eclipse the volume of water in the Earth's oceans. In parallel with the mission results, new numerical models of chemistry and climate, laboratory measurements and simulations, have greatly extended our understanding of Titan’s origin, evolution, and present day processes. This session welcomes topical new research on Titan, from Cassini-Huygens and beyond to include laboratory work, modeling and observations of all types, showing our revised understanding of this complex two-ocean world.
Primary Convener:  Conor A Nixon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners:  Joseph H Westlake, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, Alexander Hayes, Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States and Christophe Sotin, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Index Terms:

5405 Atmospheres [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
5430 Interiors [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
5470 Surface materials and properties [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
6281 Titan [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Stephane Le Mouelic1, Rozenn Robidel1, Batiste Rousseau2, Sebastien Rodriguez3, Thomas Cornet4, Christophe Sotin5, Jason W Barnes6, Robert Hamilton Brown7, Bonnie J Buratti8, Kevin H Baines9, Roger Nelson Clark10 and Phil d Nicholson11, (1)LPGN Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes, Nantes Cedex 03, France, (2)Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France, (3)AIM - CEA/CNRS/Uni. P7, Gif/Yvette, France, (4)CEA, Gif sur Yvette, France, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States, (7)Univ Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (8)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (9)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States, (10)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, (11)Cornell University, Dept. of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States
Elizabeth P Turtle1, Jason Perry2, John Barbara3, Anthony D Del Genio3, Robert A West4 and McEwen Alfred5, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)University of Arizona, Tucson, United States
Anezina Solomonidou1, Athena Coustenis2, Rosaly M C Lopes3, Michael Malaska4, Sebastien Rodriguez5, Pierre Drossart6, Charles Elachi3, Bernard Schmitt7, Sylvain Philippe8, Michael A Janssen9, Mathieu Hirtzig10, Stephen D Wall11, Kenneth J Lawrence11, Nicolas Altobelli12, Emmanuel Bratsolis13, Jani Radebaugh14, Katrin Stephan15, Robert C. Brown16, Alice Anne Le Gall17, Stephane Le Mouelic18, A. Anthony Bloom19, Edward Villanueva11, Olivier G Witasse20, Christos Matsoukas21 and Ashley Schoenfeld22, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)LESIA, Paris Observatory, CNRS, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, Univ. Paris-Diderot, Meudon, France, (3)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)AIM - CEA/CNRS/Uni. P7, Gif/Yvette, France, (6)LESIA Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France, (7)Laboratoire de Planétologie de Grenoble (LPG), Grenoble, France, (8)Institut de Planetologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG), Grenoble, France, (9)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (10)Fondation “La main à la pâte”, Montrouge, France, (11)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (12)European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Canada, Spain, (13)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Physics, Athens, Greece, (14)Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States, (15)DLR - German Aerospace Center, Institute of Planetary Research, Berlin, Germany, (16)Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (17)LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France, (18)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (19)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (20)European Space Agency, Noordwijk, Netherlands, (21)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, (22)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Ellen Czaplinski1, Kendra Farnsworth1, Sandeep Singh2 and Vincent Chevrier1, (1)University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States, (2)Bear Fight Institute, Winthrop, WA, United States
Kendra Farnsworth1, Zachary McMahon1, Dustin Laxton1, Sandeep Singh2, Adrienn Luspay-Kuti3, Jason M Soderblom4 and Vincent Chevrier1, (1)University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States, (2)Bear Fight Institute, Winthrop, WA, United States, (3)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (4)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Xinting Yu1, Sarah M Horst1, Chao He2, Patricia McGuiggan3 and Nathan Thomas Bridges4, (1)Johns Hopkins University, Earth and Planetary Science, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Baltimore, MD, United States, (3)Johns Hopkins University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Baltimore, MD, United States, (4)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Athena Coustenis1, Donald E Jennings2, Richard K Achterberg2, Conor A Nixon2, Georgios Bampasidis3, Valeria Cottini4, F Michael Flasar2 and Panayotis Lavvas5, (1)LESIA, Paris Observatory, CNRS, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, Univ. Paris-Diderot, Meudon, France, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Physics, Athens, Greece, (4)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (5)Universite de Reims, Reims, France
Ashley Schoenfeld, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Rosaly Lopes, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Michael Malaska, JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, Anezina Solomonidou, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States and The Cassini RADAR Science Team
Lauren Schurmeier, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, Andrew J Dombard, University of Illinois at Chicago, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States, Michael Malaska, JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States and Jani Radebaugh, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States
Tim Van Hoolst, Alexis Coyette and Rose-Marie Baland, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Paul Anthony Dalba and Paul Withers, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Christophe Sotin1, Caitlin A Griffith2, Ryleigh Fitzpatrick2, Kenneth J Lawrence3 and The Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Science Implementation Team, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Jason Daniel Hofgartner1, Alexander Hayes2, Jonathan I Lunine2, Bryan W Stiles3, Michael J Malaska4, Stephen D Wall5 and Cassini RADAR Science Team, (1)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Tiffany Verlander, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Michael Malaska, JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, Rosaly M C Lopes, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Ashley Schoenfeld, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Samuel Birch, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and David A Williams, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Delphine Nna-Mvondo1,2, Carrie M Anderson1 and Robert E Samuelson1,3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Universities Space Research Association Columbia, Columbia, MD, United States, (3)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Sean Faulk, Juan Manuel Lora, Jonathan Mitchell and Seulgi Moon, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Marco Mastrogiuseppe1, Valerio Poggiali2, Alexander Hayes2, Jonathan I Lunine2, Roberto Seu1, Ralph D Lorenz3, Giuseppe Mitri4, Karl L Mitchell5, Michael A Janssen5, Domenico Casarano6, Claudia Notarnicola7, Alice Anne Le Gall8 and Cassini RADAR team, (1)Sapienza University of Rome, DIET, Rome, Italy, (2)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)LPGN Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes, Nantes Cedex 03, France, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)CNR-IRPI National Research Council, Bari, Italy, (7)EUR.AC, Institute for Applied Remote Sensing, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy, (8)LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France
Sebastien Rodriguez1, Thomas Cornet2, Luca Maltagliati3, Thomas Appéré3, Stephane Le Mouelic4, Christophe Sotin5, Jason W Barnes6 and Robert Hamilton Brown7, (1)Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France, (2)CEA, Gif sur Yvette, France, (3)AIM - CEA/CNRS/Uni. P7, Gif/Yvette, France, (4)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States, (7)Univ Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Valerio Poggiali1, Marco Mastrogiuseppe2, Alexander Hayes1, Roberto Seu2, Lea Bonnefoy3, Joseph Mullen1 and Jonathan I Lunine1, (1)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Sapienza University of Rome, DIET, Rome, Italy, (3)LESIA-LATMOS, Paris, France
Jani Radebaugh1, Robert Corbin Lewis2, Bradley Bishop1, Eric H Christiansen1, Laura Kerber3, Sebastien Rodriguez4, Clement Narteau5, Alice Anne Le Gall6, Antoine Lucas4, Michael Malaska7 and The Cassini RADAR Team, (1)Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States, (2)Brigham Young University, Provo, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)AIM - CEA/CNRS/Uni. P7, Gif/Yvette, France, (5)IPGP, Paris, France, (6)LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France, (7)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States
Alexander G Hayes Jr1, Samuel Birch1, Paul Corlies2, Valerio Poggiali3, William E Dietrich4, Alan D Howard5, Randolph L Kirk6, Marco Mastrogiuseppe7, Michael Malaska8, Jeffrey M Moore9 and Karl L Mitchell10, (1)Cornell University, Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Cornell, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (3)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States, (4)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (5)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (6)USGS Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (7)Sapienza University of Rome, DIET, Rome, Italy, (8)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (9)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (10)California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Jordan Kenneth Steckloff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Jason M Soderblom, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Conor A Nixon1, Martin A Cordiner1, Thomas K Greathouse2, Matthew Richter3, Zbigniew Kisiel4, Patrick GJ Irwin5, Nicholas A Teanby6, Yi-Jehng Kuan7 and Steven B Charnley1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (3)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (4)Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Warsaw, Poland, (5)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (6)University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, (7)National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
Darci S Snowden, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, United States; Central Washington University, Department of Physics, Ellensburg, WA, United States
Jennifer Hanley1, William M Grundy1, Garrett Thompson2, Shyanne Dustrud2, Logan Pearce3, Gerrick Lindberg2, Henry G Roe1 and Stephen Tegler2, (1)Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (2)Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (3)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Mate Adamkovics1, Paul Corlies2 and Alexander Hayes2, (1)Clemson University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson, SC, United States, (2)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States

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