2004
DOI: 10.1029/2004je002344
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Abstract: [1] Mars Global Surveyor monitors temperatures in the Martian atmosphere through infrared sounding by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) as well as Radio Science (RS) occultation experiments. We report results from extensive comparisons of TES nadir and RS temperature profiles, focusing on data obtained under conditions that allow nearly simultaneous measurements at the same location and local time. We analyzed data from 13 intervals with durations of 7-19 sols that sample latitudes of 62°-85°N during mi…

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