IRTF Data Archive Program Information

# # Program information file # PROGRAM_ID 2021B113 PROGRAM_TITLE Venus Spectral Image Cubes in Support of Akatsuki Observations PROGRAM_INV1 Eliot Young PROGRAM_INV2 Mark Bullock PROGRAM_INV3 Yeon Joo Lee PROGRAM_INV4 Kevin McGouldrick PROGRAM_INV5 Kandice Lea Jessup PROGRAM_SCICAT solar system PROGRAM_ABSTRACT_BEG This project takes images and spectral image cubes of Venus in support of the Akatsuki mission. Images at 1.74 and 2.26 um show nightside clouds, which can be tracked to show cloud motion vectors int he 48-55 km altitude range. Spectral image cubes are obtained by scanning the long slit across Venus's disk. Spectral information can be used to [a] constrain could properties and [b] map abundances of trace gases CO, H2O and OCS. PROGRAM_ABSTRACT_END