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Atmospheric Condensation in the Mars Phoenix TECP and MET Data
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Author and Affiliation:
Zent, A. P.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA United States)
Abstract: A new calibration function for the humidity sensor in the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe (TECP), a component of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) on the Phoenix Mars mission has been developed. The data is now cast in terms of Frost Point (T(sub f)) and some flight data, taken when the atmosphere is independently known to be saturated, is included in the calibration data set. Combined with data from the Meteorology Mast air temperature sensors, a very sensitive detection of atmospheric saturation becomes possible (Figure 1).
Publication Date: Mar 16, 2015
Document ID:
20160002239
(Acquired Feb 25, 2016)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION; SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTATION AND ASTRIONICS
Report/Patent Number: ARC-E-DAA-TN20431
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference; 46th; 16-20 Mar. 2015; The Woodlands, TX; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Lunar and Planetary Inst.; Houston, TX, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 203959.02.03.18.88
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: PHOENIX MARS LANDER; MARS ATMOSPHERE; ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE; SATURATION; COOLING; FROST; FOG; HUMIDITY; SUBLIMATION; MOISTURE METERS; THERMOCOUPLES; CALIBRATING; VIKING LANDER SPACECRAFT; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; DATA REDUCTION
Other Descriptors: PHOENIX MARS MISSION; THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY PROBE (TECP); MICROSCOPY; ELECTROCHEMISTRY & CONDUCTIVITY ANALYZER (MECA)
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