Fluvial channels on Titan : Initial Cassini RADAR observations

  title={Fluvial channels on Titan : Initial Cassini RADAR observations},
  author={Ralph D. Lorenza and Rosaly M. Lopesb and Flora Paganellib and Jonathan I. Luninea and Randolph L. Kirkc and Karl L. Mitchellb and Lawrence A. Soderblomc and Ellen R. Stofand and Gian Orie and Melissa Myersa and Hideyaki Miyamotof and Jani Radebaughg and Bryan Stilesb and Stephen D. Wallb and C. A. Woodh},
  • Ralph D. Lorenza, Rosaly M. Lopesb, +12 authors C. A. Woodh
  • Published 2008
Cassini radar images show a variety of fluvial channels on Titan’s surface, often several hundreds of kilometers in length. Some (predominantly at lowand mid-latitude) are radar-bright and braided, resembling desert washes where fines have been removed by energetic surface liquid flow, presumably from methane rainstorms. Others (predominantly at high latitudes) are radar-dark and meandering and drain into or connect polar lakes, suggesting slower-moving flow depositing fine-grained sediments. A… CONTINUE READING
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