Derivation of Martian meteorological parameters using ground-based telescopes and forward-modelling

A. J. Simpson, J. A. Bailey, S. Chamberlain, M. R. Walter, D. Crisp

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Abstract

Ground-based telescopes offer a number of advantages for characterising the Martian atmosphere, including the ability to use high resolution (R ~ 30000) spectroscopy and to simultaneously characterise the atmospheric state across an entire hemisphere. In October/November 2005 we obtained high-resolution ground-based spectra of Mars in the 1.6 μm and 2.0 μm CO2 bands using IRTF/CSHELL and Gemini South/GNIRS with the intention of deriving temperature, pressure and dust optical depth maps from these. We will make use of a forward-modelling technique to iteratively match our observational spectra to simulated spectra created using SMART and VSTAR. We present preliminary results demonstrating our models and observations match closely.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Second Workshop on Mars atmosphere modelling and observations
EditorsF. Forget
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherLaboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventWorkshop on Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations (2nd : 2006) - Granada, Spain
Duration: 27 Feb 20063 Mar 2006

Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations (2nd : 2006)
CityGranada, Spain
Period27/02/063/03/06

Keywords

  • Martian atmosphere

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