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Ground-based near infrared spectroscopy of Jupiter's ring and moons


Wong, Michael H.; de Pater, Imke; Showalter, Mark R.; Roe, Henry G.; Macintosh, Bruce; Verbanac, Giuliana
Ground-based near infrared spectroscopy of Jupiter's ring and moons // Icarus, 185 (2006), 2; 403-415 doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.07.007 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Ground-based near infrared spectroscopy of Jupiter's ring and moons

Autori
Wong, Michael H. ; de Pater, Imke ; Showalter, Mark R. ; Roe, Henry G. ; Macintosh, Bruce ; Verbanac, Giuliana

Izvornik
Icarus (0019-1035) 185 (2006), 2; 403-415

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Planetary rings ; Jupiter ; Infrared observations ; Spectroscopy ; satellites

Sažetak
The backscattered reflectivity of Jupiter's ring has been previously measured over distinct visible and near infrared wavelength bands by a number of ground-based and spaceborne instruments. We present spectra of Jupiter's main ring from 2.21-2.46 µ ; m taken with the NIRSPEC spectrometer at the W.M. Keck observatory. At these wavelengths, scattered light from Jupiter is minimal due to the strong absorption of methane in the planet's atmosphere. We find an overall flat spectral slope over this wavelength interval, except for a possible red slope shortward of 2.25 µ ; m. We extended the spectral coverage of the ring to shorter wavelengths by adding a narrow-band image at 1.64 µ ; m, and show results from 2.27-µ ; m images over phase angles of 1.2°-11.0°. Our images at 1.64 and 2.27 µ ; m reveal that the halo contribution is stronger at the shorter wavelength, possibly due to the redder spectrum of the ring parent bodies as compared with the halo dust component. We find no variation in main ring reflectivity over the 1.2°-11.0° phase angle range at 2.27 µ ; m. We use adaptive optics imaging at the longer wavelength L' band (3.4-4.1 µ ; m) to determine a 2-σ upper limit of 22 m of vertically-integrated I/F. Our observing campaign also produced an L'image of Callisto, showing a darker leading hemisphere, and a spectrum of Amalthea over the 2.2-2.5 and 2.85-3.03 µ ; m ranges, showing deep 3- µ ; m absorption.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0119336

Ustanove
Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Giuliana Verbanac, (255244)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus


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