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Akatsuki at Venus: The First Year of Scientific Operation

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on Akatsuki at Venus: The First Year of Scientific Operation.

This special issue calls for papers of instrumentation and scientific results related to the Akatsuki Venus mission. The core of the issue will be characterization papers for 6 scientific instruments onboard Akatsuki (UVI, IR1, IR2, LIR, LAC, and RS). In addition to these, papers based on data analysis (either Akatsuki or else), modeling, and theoretical studies are welcome. The goal of this issue is to become a reference guidebook for Akatsuki data users with good example research papers.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Operation
  • Performance
  • Calibration and known issues of instruments
  • Cloud-tracking performances
  • Morphological studies with models

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Earth, Planets and Space. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on Akatsuki at Venus: The First Year of Scientific Operation. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2017

Lead Guest Editor

Masato Nakamura, ISAS/JAXA, Japan

Guest Editors

Dmitri Titov, ESA, UK
Kevin McGouldrick, University of Colorado, USA
Pierre Drossart, Observatoirs de Paris, France
Jean-Loup Bertaux, LATMOS, France
Huixin Liu, Kyushu University, Japan

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