The climatology of water ice aerosols in the Martian atmosphere as retrieved by MRO/CRISM

Published: 24 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xfhwcrs2p8.1
Alain Khayat


Dr. Khayat et al. used hyperspectral observations returned from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to provide retrievals of the column-integrated optical depth of water ice aerosols for more than 5 Martian years between Mars Year (MY) 28 at Ls = 112° (September 27, 2006) and MY 33 at Ls = 213° (August 30, 2016). The data here are presented in Figures 7 and 8 of the manuscript "The Mars Atmosphere Water Ice Aerosol Climatology by MRO/CRISM: 5 Mars Years of Observations " by Alain SJ. Khayat, Michael D. Smith, Michael J. Wolff , Scott D. Guzewich, Emily L. Mason, and Samuel Atwood, submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets. The file "CRISM_tau_ice_climatology.dat“ is a table of the CRISM climatology of water ice aerosols in the Martian atmosphere. It includes the following information: West longitude, latitude, season (Ls), and the water ice aerosol optical depth around 3300 nm.



NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Spacecraft, Aerosol, Planetary Atmosphere, Mars, Ice