Observations and preliminary science results from the fi rst 100 sols of MSL Rover Environmental Monitoring Station ground temperature sensor measurements at Gale Crater

@inproceedings{Hamilton2014ObservationsAP,
  title={Observations and preliminary science results from the fi rst 100 sols of MSL Rover Environmental Monitoring Station ground temperature sensor measurements at Gale Crater},
  author={Victoria E. Hamilton and Ashwin R. Vasavada and Eduardo Sebasti{\'a}n and Manuel de la Torre Juarez and Miguel Ramos and Carlos Armiens and Raymond E. Arvidson and Isa{\'i}as Carrasco and P. R. Christensen and Miguel A. de Pablo and W. G{\"o}tz and Javier G{\'o}mez-Elvira and Mark T. Lemmon and Morten Bo Madsen and F. Javier Mart{\'i}n-Torres and Jesus Martinez-Frias and Antonio Molina and Marisa C. Palucis and Scot C. Randell Rafkin and Mark Ian Richardson and R A Yingst and M P Zorzano},
  year={2014}
}
Wedescribe preliminary results from the first 100 sols of ground temperaturemeasurements along the Mars Science Laboratory’s traverse from Bradbury Landing to Rocknest in Gale. The ground temperature data show long-term increases in mean temperature that are consistent with seasonal evolution. Deviations from expected temperature trends within the diurnal cycle are observed and may be attributed to rover and environmental effects. Fits to measured diurnal temperature amplitudes using a thermal… CONTINUE READING