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Accession Number N20120001784
Title Characterizing the 3-D Water Distribution on the Mars Surface.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 2p
Personal Author A. J. Brown G. A. Marzo L. F. A. Teodor R. C. Elphic S. Maurice T. L. Roush V. R. Eke W. C. Feldman
Abstract The Mars Odyssey Neutron Spectrometer (MONS) and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter-Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer (MRO-CRISM) have produced two data-sets that sample the top layers of the Martian soil in a complementary way: while MONS samples the top metre of the martian soil MRO-CRISM sample the top few mm's. We have devised a statistical approach that makes use these two complementary pieces of information to characterize the 3-D distribution of water on the Mars surface.
Keywords 2001 mars odyssey
Imaging spectrometers
Mars reconnaissance orbiter
Mars surface
Multimission modular spacecraft
Neutron spectrometers
Reconnaissance
Soils
Statistical analysis
Water

 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54 - Astronomy & Astrophysics
84C - Manned Spacecraft
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, CA. Ames Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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