Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[E] Oral

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

[P-PS01] Outer Solar System Exploration Today, and Tomorrow

Tue. May 28, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A03 (TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI HALL)

convener:Jun Kimura(Osaka University), Yasumasa Kasaba(Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Tohoku University), Kunio M. Sayanagi(Hampton University), Chairperson:Jun Kimura(Osaka University), 鎌田 俊一(北海道大学創成研究機構)

11:03 AM - 11:18 AM

[PPS01-12] Titan Trek: A New Online NASA Visualization and Analysis Portal for Saturn’s Largest Moon

*Emily Law1, Brian Hamilton Day2 (1.NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2.NASA Ames Research Center)

Keywords:Titan, Cassini, Visualization, Analysis

In its investigations of Saturn’s moons, NASA’s Cassini mission and ESA’s Huygens lander have returned an immense amount of data detailing the dynamic surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. In order to greatly facilitate dissemination, visualization, and analysis of this data, the Cassini mission has partnered with NASA’s Solar System Treks Project (SSTP). SSTP has recently released a new online portal (https://trek.nasa.gov/titan/), Titan Trek, that enables mission planners, planetary scientists, engineers, students, and the general public to interactively access, visualize, and analyze Cassini’s mapped data products of Saturn’s largest moon.

The initial release of Titan Trek provides a suite of interactive tools and incorporates over 130,000 data products from the range of Cassini encounters with Titan, creating a comprehensive Titan research and educational web portal. Titan Trek data products include: Global Radar mosaic, Radar SAR BIDR BIFQI swaths, Global VIMS mosaics, Global ISS mosaic, Vector data (geological units of Afekan region, material flux based on dune orientation, fluvial networks), Nomenclature, ISS footprints, VIMS footprints, and Global radar topography.

We intend to continue to enhance the new Titan Trek portal with new data products as they are released by the Cassini mission including Huygens DISR, Global radiometry, scatterometry, VIMS, ISS, UVIS, CIRS, and other topography products.

Titan Trek is the latest addition to the NASA Solar System Treks Project (SSTP), available at https://trek.nasa.gov. NASA's Solar System Trek online portals provide web-based suites of interactive data visualization and analysis tools providing access to mapped data products from past and current missions for the Moon, Mars, Vesta, etc. As web-based toolsets, the portals do not require users to purchase or install any software beyond current web browsers. These portals are being used for site selection and analysis by NASA and a number of its international partners, supporting upcoming missions.