EGU21-14528
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-14528
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Short-term modulations of Venus’ disk-integrated brightness observed from the Venus orbiter Akatsuki

Yeon Joo Lee1, Antonio García Muñoz2, Takeshi Imamura3, Manabu Yamada4, Takehiko Satoh5, Atsushi Yamazaki5,6, and Shigeto Watanabe7
Yeon Joo Lee et al.
  • 1TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2AIM, CEA, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • 3GSFS, Univ. of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan
  • 4PERC, Narashino, Japan
  • 5ISAS/JAXA, Sagamihara, Japan
  • 6Graduate School of Science, Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 7Hokkaido Information University, Ebetsu, Japan.

We show that Venus’ disk-integrated brightness at 283, 365, and 2020 nm is modulated by one or both of two periods of 3.7 and 4.6 days, as observed from the Akatsuki Venus orbiter of JAXA. Their typical amplitudes are <10%, but there are occasional events of 20–40%. We find a clear anti-correlation between UV and 2020-nm signals, implying that the cloud top altitudes (2020 nm) and the abundances of UV absorbers (283 and 365 nm) change simultaneously in the global scale. We note that the detected modulations, and their wavelength dependent signals imply the existence of an atmosphere if detected at an exoplanet. Our results should be useful in future direct imaging of terrestrial exoplanets. More details are shown in our paper (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19385-6).

How to cite: Lee, Y. J., García Muñoz, A., Imamura, T., Yamada, M., Satoh, T., Yamazaki, A., and Watanabe, S.: Short-term modulations of Venus’ disk-integrated brightness observed from the Venus orbiter Akatsuki, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-14528, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-14528, 2021.

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