The prospects for further observations of the intense volcanism on Io discovered during the Voyager 1 mission are discussed. Methods to observe the volcanism and the IR radiation of the associated hot spots are reviewed. The possibility of observing Io during occultations in 1991 is emphasized. The dates for occurrence of occultations predicted by Arlot (1988) and the areas of the earth in which observations should be possible are given.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
- Pub Date:
- October 1989
- Infrared Radiation;
- Space Observations (From Earth);
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration