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Haze and cloud structure of Saturn's North Pole and Hexagon Wave from Cassini/ISS imaging

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In this paper we present a study of the vertical haze and cloud structure in the upper two bars of Saturn's Northern Polar atmosphere using the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) instrument onboard the Cassini spacecraft. We focus on the characterization of latitudes from 53° to 90° N. The observations were taken during June 2013 with five different filters (VIO, BL1, MT2, CB2 and MT3) covering spectral range from the 420 nm to 890 nm (in a deep methane absorption band). Absolute reflectivity me...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.icarus.2017.12.043

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
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Volume:
305
Pages:
284-300
Publication date:
2017-12-28
Acceptance date:
2017-12-22
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EISSN:
1090-2643
ISSN:
0019-1035
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pubs:820536
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uuid:1b50324f-470c-4752-b381-e4d23d9dd382
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pubs:820536
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820536
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2018-01-24

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