Fig. 1


Mean solar insolation on the surface of 67P during the month of September 2014. For each point on the surface, the mean value of the cosine of the angle of incidence during one rotation of the nucleus is computed for a date in mid-September using the SHAP5 digital shape model developed by the OSIRIS team. The effect of shadowing is considered in the calculation. It should be noted that the irregular shape of the comet results in some areas where the latitude and longitude refer to three surface points rather than one. For this figure, we have displayed the value for the outermost intersection point when this occurs. The region outlined with the solid white is that selected for fitting models of the diurnal brightness temperatures, as described in Sect. 3. The region outlined with the dotted line was used for fitting physical models, as described in Sect. 4. Most of the coverage used for model fitting lies in the Imhotep and Ash geomorphological regions defined by the OSIRIS team (Sierks et al. 2015).

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