A new 1.6-micron map of Titan's surface
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright 2004 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 31, Issue 17, September 2004
How to Cite
2004), A new 1.6-micron map of Titan's surface, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L17S03, doi:10.1029/2004GL019871., , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 APR 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 13 APR 2004
- Manuscript Received: 2 MAR 2004
 We present a new map of Titan's surface obtained in the spectral ‘window’ at ∼1.6 μm between strong methane absorption. This pre-Cassini view of Titan's surface was created from images obtained using adaptive optics on the W.M. Keck II telescope and is the highest resolution map yet made of Titan's surface. Numerous surface features down to the limits of the spatial resolution (∼200–300 km) are apparent. No features are easily identifiable in terms of their geologic origin, although several are likely craters.