Invited Talk - Splinter SOFIA
Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 15:05 (H 3006)
Characterizing Titan's Stratospheric Gas Composition: Insights from Space, Ground, and Airborne Observatories
Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung
The nitrogen (N2)-dominated atmosphere of Titan exhibits a great diversity and complexity of molecules and high organic material abundances. Within its stratosphere (40–320 km), complex chemistry is still in action. Submillimetre and infrared spectroscopy constitute the primary method for investigating this atmospheric domain.Observations at different spectral ranges, spectral resolutions and sensitivities, and at different temporal coverage during a Titan’s year (29.5 Earth years) offer the opportunity to advance the exploration and understanding of abundance distributions. In this contribution we report findings derived from the analysis of Titan using data acquired from the Herschel Space Observatory, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), the IRAM 30-m observatory and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).