Highlights of the Martian Atmosphere

Temperature Cross Section Radio occultation measurements of temperature versus pressure and longitude at 66 deg N latitude on Mars. The season was late spring (Ls = 75 deg) and the local time of all measurements was about 0400. Contours of constant temperature are labeled in kelvins. The dashed line shows the pressure at the surface.


Highlights of the MGS Radio Science Team investigation of the martian atmosphere may be viewed along with an explanation of the pertinent atmospheric phenomena.

The highlighted features are:


Last updated: May 31, 2001
Joe Twicken / Dave Hinson