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Record 45 of 14174
The atmosphere of Mars
Author and Affiliation:
Barth, C. A.(Colorado, University, Boulder, Colo., United States)
Abstract: The atmosphere of Mars is essentially a pure carbon dioxide atmosphere that contains a small and seasonably varying amount of water vapor. A number of minor constituents which arise from the interactions of solar radiation with water vapor and carbon dioxide include carbon monoxide, atomic oxygen, molecular oxygen, ozone, and atomic hydrogen. At the surface of Mars the atmospheric pressure is less than one hundredth of the pressure at the surface of the earth. Extensive cloud systems appear on Mars. The structure of the lower Martian atmosphere is discussed together with variations in the lower atmosphere and the characteristics of the upper atmosphere. Reactions of photochemistry are considered along with the atmospheric escape and interactions between the atmosphere and the polar caps.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1974
Document ID:
19740047165
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 74A29915
Subject Category: SPACE SCIENCES
Document Type: Collected Works
Publication Information: (SEE A74-29912 13-30)
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 35p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION; ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE; MARS ATMOSPHERE; CARBON DIOXIDE; DIURNAL VARIATIONS; INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY; LOWER ATMOSPHERE; MARINER SPACE PROBES; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY; UPPER ATMOSPHERE; WATER VAPOR
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Annual review of earth and planetary sciences. Volume 2. (A74-29912 13-30) Palo Alto, Calif., Annual Reviews, Inc., 1974, p. 333-367. NASA-sponsored research.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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