Highlights: Water vapor map of Mars near summer solstice [...] (vol. 520)
- Published on 23 September 2010
Water vapor map of Mars near summer solstice using ground-based infrared spectroscopy
Encrenaz et al. derive new constraints on the amount of water vapor on Mars using ground-based infrared spectroscopy. Although the spatial resolution is limited by the planet apparent parameter and small compared to available measurements, the observations allow analysis of the consequences of local time variations that are difficult or impossible when using current spacecrafts in orbit around Mars.