Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EE] Evening Poster

P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS04] Results from Akatsuki and advances in Venus science

Tue. May 22, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Takehiko Satoh(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Takeshi Horinouchi(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Masaru Yamamoto(九州大学応用力学研究所, 共同), Kevin McGouldrick(University of Colorado Boulder)

[PPS04-P11] Cloud Tracking in the Polar Region using Rotation Invariant Phase Only Correlation

*Keishiro Muto1, Takeshi Imamura1, Javier Peralta2 (1.Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 2.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Keywords:Venus, Akatsuki

In the ultraviolet range, Venus shows various cloud patterns due to the absorption by an “unknown” absorber, and wind velocities can be measured by tracking these patterns in ultraviolet images obtained sequentially. In previous cloud tracking studies, equirectangular projection images have mostly been used (Limaye, 2007; Kouyama et al. 2013); however, the cloud pattern in the high latitude tends to be stretched in the east-west direction in equirectangular projection, making the tracking of small-scale features difficult. In this study, we apply cloud tracking to Venus images in the polar region with polar projection and using the rotation invariant phase correlation method to account for the rotation of the image around the pole. The data used are 365 nm images taken by UVI onboard JAXA’ Akatsuki. Initial results show sporadic occurrence of high-latitude jets that are faster than the average wind speed derived from the ultraviolet images taken by VIRTIS by Hueso et al. (2015) in the latitude of 50-70 degrees.