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Dust in the Martian atmosphere: Polarimetric sensingTelescopic optical polarimetry over the planet Mars enables us to detect and localize scatterers in the Martian atmosphere. Polarization discriminates between crystal clouds and dust particles. For dust grains, sizes can be derived. There is an increase in size from very small grains forming the permanent dust haze to sub-micrometer size grains for the local dust veils and the several micrometer size pieces found in the dust storm clouds. From all these polarimetric results, an overview emerges about the behavior of dust particles in the Martian atmosphere.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Dollfus, A.
(Observatoire de Paris-Meudon France)
Ebisawa, S.
(Tokyo Astronomical Observatory Japan)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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