The Cassini Visual And Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (Vims) Investigation

  title={The Cassini Visual And Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (Vims) Investigation},
  author={R. Hamilton Brown and Kevin H. Baines and Giancarlo Bellucci and J. P. Bibring and Bonnie J. Buratti and Fabrizio Capaccioni and Priscilla Cerroni and Roger N. Clark and Angioletta Coradini and Dale P. Cruikshank and Pierre Drossart and Vittorio Formisano and Ralf Jaumann and Yves Langevin and Dennis Matson and Thomas B. McCord and Vito Mennella and E. A. Miller and Ron M. Nelson and Philip D. Nicholson and Bruno Sicardy and Christophe Sotin},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
The Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) investigation is a multidisciplinary study of the Saturnian system. Visual and near-infrared imaging spectroscopy and high-speed spectrophotometry are the observational techniques. The scope of the investigation includes the rings, the surfaces of the icy satellites and Titan, and the atmospheres of Saturn and Titan. In this paper, we will elucidate the major scientific and measurement goals of the investigation, the major… 

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  • K. StephanR. Jaumann P. Nicholson
  • Physics, Geology
    2014 6th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS)
  • 2014
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