Structure of the Martian atmosphere from ε-Gem occultation observations

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Abstract

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
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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