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Pressure observations by the Curiosity rover: Initial results

Harri, A.-M. and Genzer, M. and Kemppinen, O. and Kahanpää, H. and Gomez-Elvira, J. and Rodriguez-Manfredi, J. A. and Haberle, R. and Polkko, J. and Schmidt, W. and Savijärvi, H. and Kauhanen, J. and Atlaskin, E. and Richardson, M. and Siili, T. and Paton, M. and de la Torre Juarez, M. and Newman, C. and Rafkin, S. and Lemmon, M. T. and Mischna, M. and Merikallio, S. and Haukka, H. and Martin-Torres, J. and Zorzano, M.-P. and Peinado, V. and Urqui, R. and Lapinette, A. and Scodary, A. and Mäkinen, T. and Vazquez, L. and Rennó, N. and the REMS/MSL Science Team and DLR Collaborator, Reitz G. (2014) Pressure observations by the Curiosity rover: Initial results. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS, n/a-n/a. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/2013JE004423 ISSN 2169-9097

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JE004423

Abstract

REMS-P, the pressure measurement subsystem of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover Environmental Measurement Station (REMS), is performing accurate observations of the Martian atmospheric surface pressure. It has demonstrated high data quality and good temporal coverage, carrying out the first in situ pressure observations in the Martian equatorial regions. We describe the REMS-P initial results by MSL mission sol 100 including the instrument performance and data quality and illustrate some initial interpretations of the observed features. The observations show both expected and new phenomena at various spatial and temporal scales, e.g., the gradually increasing pressure due to the advancing Martian season signals from the diurnal tides as well as various local atmospheric phenomena and thermal vortices. Among the unexpected new phenomena discovered in the pressure data are a small regular pressure drop at every sol and pressure oscillations occurring in the early evening. We look forward to continued high-quality observations by REMS-P, extending the data set to reveal characteristics of seasonal variations and improved insights into regional and local phenomena.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/88307/
Document Type:Article
Title:Pressure observations by the Curiosity rover: Initial results
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Harri, A.-M.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; Ari-Matti.Harri (at) fmi.fiUNSPECIFIED
Genzer, M.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Kemppinen, O.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Kahanpää, H.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Gomez-Elvira, J.Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Rodriguez-Manfredi, J. A.Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Haberle, R.NASA AMES Research Center, San Francisco, California, USAUNSPECIFIED
Polkko, J.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, W.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Savijärvi, H.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Kauhanen, J.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Atlaskin, E.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Richardson, M.Ashima Research Inc., Pasadena, California, USAUNSPECIFIED
Siili, T.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Paton, M.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
de la Torre Juarez, M.NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USAUNSPECIFIED
Newman, C.Ashima Research Inc., Pasadena, California, USAUNSPECIFIED
Rafkin, S.Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USAUNSPECIFIED
Lemmon, M. T.Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USAUNSPECIFIED
Mischna, M.NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USAUNSPECIFIED
Merikallio, S.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Haukka, H.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Martin-Torres, J.Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Zorzano, M.-P.Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Peinado, V.Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Urqui, R.Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Lapinette, A.Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Scodary, A.Ashima Research Inc., Pasadena, California, USAUNSPECIFIED
Mäkinen, T.Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Vazquez, L.University of Complutense, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Rennó, N. and the REMS/MSL Science TeamUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USAUNSPECIFIED
DLR Collaborator, Reitz G.Radiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1002/2013JE004423
Page Range:n/a-n/a
Publisher:Wiley
Series Name:Epub ahead of print (in Press)
ISSN:2169-9097
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, atmosphere, surface pressure, diurnal tide, sensor
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben MSL-Radiation
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:19 Feb 2014 11:03
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:35

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