Cassini observations of flow-like features in western Tui Regio, Titan

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Year:
2006
Authors:
  • Jason W. Barnes
  • Robert H. Brown
  • Jani Radebaugh
  • Bonnie J. Buratti
  • Christophe Sotin
  • Stéphane Le Mouélic
  • Sebastien Rodriguez
  • Elizabeth P. Turtle
  • Jason Perry
  • Roger Clark
  • Kevin H. Baines
  • Phillip D. Nicholson
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
33
Number:
16
Month:
AUG 30
ISSN:
0094-8276
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Abstract:
A large (> 3 x 10(4) km(2)), lobate, 5-mu m-bright region seen by
Cassini on Titan's leading equatorial region is best explained as a flow
field. We discuss observations from the Visual and Infrared Mapping
Spectrometer and Imaging Science Subsystem of the feature and present a
map of the field. We establish relative ages of flow features and
discuss possible formation mechanisms and the implications of this
finding for the evolution of Titan's surface.