Structure of the Martian atmosphere from ε-Gem occultation observations

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We have collected information about Martian atmospheric scale heights derived from observations of the occultation of ε{lunate} Gem by Mars on April 8, 1976. The observations give data in the altitude range ∼50 to 80 km. A rough, unweighted average of results so far available yields a temperature of ∼165°K. Excursions of ∼±40°K about this mean may be present as a function of both altitude and areographic coordinates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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