Observational evidence for active dust storms on Titan at equinox

  title={Observational evidence for active dust storms on Titan at equinox},
  author={S. Rodriguez and St{\'e}phane Le Mou{\'e}lic and Jason W. Barnes and Jasper F. Kok and Scot C. R. Rafkin and Ralph D. Lorenz and Benjamin Charnay and Jani Radebaugh and Cl{\'e}ment Narteau and Thomas Cornet and Olivier Bourgeois and Antoine Lucas and Pascal Rannou and Caitlin Ann Griffith and Athena Coustenis and Thomas App{\'e}r{\'e} and Mathieu Hirtzig and Christophe Sotin and Jason M. Soderblom and R. H. Brown and J. Bow and Graham Vixie and Luca Maltagliati and Sylvain Courrech du Pont and Ralf Jaumann and Katrin Stephan and Kevin H. Baines and Bonnie J. Buratti and Roger N. Clark and Philip D. Nicholson},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Saturn’s moon Titan has a dense nitrogen-rich atmosphere, with methane as its primary volatile. Titan’s atmosphere experiences an active chemistry that produces a haze of organic aerosols that settle to the surface and a dynamic climate in which hydrocarbons are cycled between clouds, rain and seas. Titan displays particularly energetic meteorology at equinox in equatorial regions, including sporadic and large methane storms. In 2009 and 2010, near Titan’s northern spring equinox, the Cassini… Expand

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