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Measurements of sound propagation in Mars' lower atmosphere

Chide, Baptiste and Jacob, Xavier and Petculescu, Andi and Lorenz, Ralph D. and Maurice, Sylvestre and Seel, Fabian and Schröder, Susanne and Wiens, Roger C. and Gillier, Martin and Murdoch, Naomi and Lanza, Nina L. and Bertrand, Tanguy and Leighton, Timothy G. and Joseph, Phillip and Pilleri, Paolo and Mimoun, David and Stott, Alexander and de la Torre Juarez, Manuel and Hueso, Ricardo and Munguira, Asier and Sánchez-Lavega, Agustin and Martinez, German and Larmat, Carène and Lasue, Jérémie and Newman, Claire and Pla-Garcia, Jorge and Bernardi, Pernelle and Harri, Ari-Matti and Genzer, Maria and Lepinette, Alain (2023) Measurements of sound propagation in Mars' lower atmosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 615, p. 118200. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118200. ISSN 0012-821X.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118200

Abstract

Acoustics has become extraterrestrial and Mars provides a new natural laboratory for testing sound propagation models compared to those ones on Earth. Owing to the unique combination of a microphone and two sound sources, the Ingenuity helicopter and the SuperCam laser-induced sparks, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover payload enables the in situ characterization of unique sound propagation properties of the low-pressure CO2-dominated Mars atmosphere. In this study, we show that atmospheric turbulence is responsible for a large variability in the sound amplitudes from laser-induced sparks. This variability follows the diurnal pattern of turbulence. In addition, acoustic measurements acquired over one Martian year reveal a variation of the sound intensity by a factor of 1.8 from a constant source due to the seasonal cycle of pressure and temperature that significantly modifies the acoustic impedance and shock-wave formation. Finally, we show that the evolution of the Ingenuity tones and laser spark amplitudes with distance is consistent with one of the existing sound absorption models, which is a key parameter for numerical simulations applied to geophysical experiments on CO2-rich atmospheres. Overall, these results demonstrate the potential of sound propagation to interrogate the Mars environment and will therefore help in the design of future acoustic-based experiments for Mars or other planetary atmospheres such as Venus and Titan.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/196433/
Document Type:Article
Title:Measurements of sound propagation in Mars' lower atmosphere
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Chide, BaptisteUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5124-9119UNSPECIFIED
Jacob, XavierUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6718-4981UNSPECIFIED
Petculescu, AndiUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2263-7785UNSPECIFIED
Lorenz, Ralph D.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Maurice, SylvestreUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Seel, FabianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8627-9967151454138
Schröder, SusanneUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1870-3663UNSPECIFIED
Wiens, Roger C.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3409-7344UNSPECIFIED
Gillier, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0127-1617UNSPECIFIED
Murdoch, NaomiUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9701-4075UNSPECIFIED
Lanza, Nina L.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4445-7996UNSPECIFIED
Bertrand, TanguyUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2302-9776UNSPECIFIED
Leighton, Timothy G.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Joseph, PhillipUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pilleri, PaoloUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4861-0476UNSPECIFIED
Mimoun, DavidUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stott, AlexanderUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
de la Torre Juarez, ManuelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1393-5297UNSPECIFIED
Hueso, RicardoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0169-123XUNSPECIFIED
Munguira, AsierUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1677-6327UNSPECIFIED
Sánchez-Lavega, AgustinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7234-7634UNSPECIFIED
Martinez, GermanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5885-236XUNSPECIFIED
Larmat, CarèneUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3607-7558UNSPECIFIED
Lasue, JérémieUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9082-4457UNSPECIFIED
Newman, ClaireUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9990-8817UNSPECIFIED
Pla-Garcia, JorgeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8047-3937UNSPECIFIED
Bernardi, PernelleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Harri, Ari-MattiUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8541-2802UNSPECIFIED
Genzer, MariaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lepinette, AlainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 May 2023
Journal or Publication Title:Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:615
DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118200
Page Range:p. 118200
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0012-821X
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, Sound, Microphone, SuperCam, in-situ, exploration, atmosphere
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Robotics
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RO - Robotics
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - OptoRob [RO]
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Optical Sensor Systems
Institute of Optical Sensor Systems > In-Situ Sensing
Deposited By: Schröder, Susanne
Deposited On:05 Aug 2023 19:46
Last Modified:24 Jan 2024 08:32

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