One Martian year of atmospheric observations by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Citations (Scopus)

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

Fingerprint

Mars atmosphere
thermal emission
water vapor
Mars
aerosols
spectrometer
spectrometers
ice clouds
Mars Global Surveyor
atmospheric temperature
aerosol
infrared spectra
atmosphere
dust
nadir
thermal structure
vapors
annual cycle
cycles
air temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

One Martian year of atmospheric observations by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer. / Smith, Michael D.; Pearl, John C.; Conrath, Barney J.; Christensen, Philip.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 28, No. 22, 15.11.2001, p. 4263-4266.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smith, Michael D. ; Pearl, John C. ; Conrath, Barney J. ; Christensen, Philip. / One Martian year of atmospheric observations by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 28, No. 22. pp. 4263-4266.
@article{ec63614cb60e40ca850471548a0f468e,
title = "One Martian year of atmospheric observations by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer",
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.",
author = "Smith, {Michael D.} and Pearl, {John C.} and Conrath, {Barney J.} and Philip Christensen",
year = "2001",
month = "11",
day = "15",
doi = "10.1029/2001GL013608",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "28",
pages = "4263--4266",
journal = "Geophysical Research Letters",
issn = "0094-8276",
publisher = "American Geophysical Union",
number = "22",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - One Martian year of atmospheric observations by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer

AU - Smith, Michael D.

AU - Pearl, John C.

AU - Conrath, Barney J.

AU - Christensen, Philip

PY - 2001/11/15

Y1 - 2001/11/15

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035891676&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0035891676&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1029/2001GL013608

DO - 10.1029/2001GL013608

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0035891676

VL - 28

SP - 4263

EP - 4266

JO - Geophysical Research Letters

JF - Geophysical Research Letters

SN - 0094-8276

IS - 22

ER -