One Martian year of atmospheric observations by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer

Michael D. Smith, John C. Pearl, Barney J. Conrath, Philip Christensen

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Abstract

The Mars Global Surveyor has completed one full Martian year of mapping. Infrared spectra returned by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) are very well suited for monitoring the thermal structure and the distribution of aerosols and water vapor in the Mars atmosphere. Nadir-viewing spectra allow a global picture of the state of the Mars atmosphere on a daily basis. We report here on the observed annual cycle of the latitudinal dependence of atmospheric temperature, dust aerosols, water-ice clouds, and water vapor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4263-4266
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume28
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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