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Water Ice Clouds in the Martian Atmosphere: A Comparison of Two MethodsTo date, the only two data sets offer the potential to examine year-to-year changes in cloud features over an entire Martian year: the Viking Infrared Thermal Mapper (IRTM) data set and the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) data set. We have examined the TES data in the same way in which we examined the Viking IRTM data. This provides water-ice cloud information separated in time by 12 Martian years. Since the data are analyzed with the same method, we obtain a very accurate 'apples to apples' comparison, and can generate a historical record of the subtleties of this annual event. Consequently, it is desirable to compare their results to ours to see what differences exist.
Document ID
20030111164
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hale, A. S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Tamppari, L. K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Christensen, P. R. (Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
Smith, M. D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Bass, Deborah (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Pearl, J. C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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