Io's Thermal Regions and Non-SO2 Spectral FeaturesSeveral absorptions have been identified in the Galileo NIMS spectra of Io that are not related to SO2. [1,2]. These absorptions have band centers at 2.97, 3.15, 3.85, and 3.91 microns. There are also broad absorptions in the regions 1-1.3 and 3- 3.4 microns. Patterning noise in wavelength registration, arising from the pushbroom imaging and grating motion of the NIMS instrument have previously inhibited reliable mapping of weak absorptions. Recent improvements in techniques to remove the coherent pattern noise from the NIMS dataset have been made by Soderblom. This greatly improves the signal to noise ratio and enables mapping of weak spectral signatures such as the 3.15 micron absorption on Io.
Smythe, W. D. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Soderblom, L. A. (Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Lopes, R. M. C. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)