Evidence of water vapor in excess of saturation in the atmosphere of Mars.

  title={Evidence of water vapor in excess of saturation in the atmosphere of Mars.},
  author={Liliana Avila Maltagliati and Franck Montmessin and Alexey Fedorova and O. Y. Korablev and François Forget and J.-L. Bertaux},
  volume={333 6051},
The vertical distribution of water vapor is key to the study of Mars' hydrological cycle. To date, it has been explored mainly through global climate models because of a lack of direct measurements. However, these models assume the absence of supersaturation in the atmosphere of Mars. Here, we report observations made using the SPICAM (Spectroscopy for the Investigation of the Characteristics of the Atmosphere of Mars) instrument onboard Mars Express that provide evidence of the frequent… CONTINUE READING

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