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Preliminary report on infrared radiometric measurements from the Mariner 9 spacecraft

Kieffer, H. H. and Chase, S. C., Jr. and Miner, E. and Münch, G. and Neugebauer, G. (1973) Preliminary report on infrared radiometric measurements from the Mariner 9 spacecraft. Journal of Geophysical Research, 78 (20). pp. 4291-4312. ISSN 0148-0227. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170227-163009295

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Abstract

Preliminary 10- and 20-μm brightness temperatures of Mars are presented. More than 35% of the Martian surface was observed with a resolution better than 100 km. On the whole, the results confirm the thermal properties derived from the Mariner 6 and 7 radiometers, although the temperatures, on the average, were cooler and shifted with respect to the Martian day during the dust storm. Thermal inertias and radiometric albedos were derived for many areas; no clear correlation exists between these properties. Thermal structure again was found at the spatial limit of the radiometer; no cases were found in which it was necessary to invoke internal heat sources.


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Additional Information:© 1973 American Geophysical Union. (Received January 4, 1973; revised March 19, 1973) We thank all the members of the Mariner 9 project for their help with this experiment; it truly was theirs. We especially thank Ms. J. Bennett, A. Law, and R. Mehlman, who were instrumental in decreasing the confusion of receiving such a large volume of data, and Ms. S. Higley and Ms. E. van der Wyk for their help in preparing this manuscript. This paper presents the results of one phase of research carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract NAS 7-100, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:Kieffer, H. H., S. C. Chase Jr., E. Miner, G. Münch, and G. Neugebauer (1973), Preliminary report on infrared radiometric measurements from the Mariner 9 spacecraft, J. Geophys. Res., 78(20), 4291–4312, doi:10.1029/JB078i020p04291.
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