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Published January 21, 1972 | public
Journal Article

Infrared Radiometry Experiment on Mariner 9


The brightness temperatures at 10 and 20 micrometers measured by the Mariner 9 infrared radiometer differ substantially from those predicted by the radiometer results of Mariners 6 and 7. The results indicate a significant latitude-dependent contribution of the atmospheric dust to the observed thermal emission.

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© 1972 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 27 December 1971. We thank the personnel of the entire Mariner 9 project for their substantial efforts in our behalf, and the staff of Santa Barbara Research Center for assistance during construction and calibration of the instrument. We also thank J, Bennett, A. Law, B. Eenigenburg, R. Newell, J. Otte, M. Sander, and D. Schofield for their work with this experiment, and R. B. Leighton for his discussion of this report.

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