Mars atmospheric CO 2 condensation above the north and south poles as revealed by radio occultation , climate sounder , and laser ranging observations

@inproceedings{Hu2012MarsAC,
  title={Mars atmospheric CO 2 condensation above the north and south poles as revealed by radio occultation , climate sounder , and laser ranging observations},
  author={Renyu Hu and Kerri L. Cahoy and Maria T. Zuber},
  year={2012}
}
[1] We study the condensation of CO2 in Mars’ atmosphere using temperature profiles retrieved from radio occultation measurements from Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) as well as the climate sounding instrument onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and detection of reflective clouds by the MGS Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). We find 11 events in 1999 where MGS temperature profiles indicate CO2 condensation and MOLA simultaneously detects reflective clouds. We thus provide causal… CONTINUE READING

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