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Search for Martian methane with TES data: development of a dedicated radiative transfer code: first results
Author(s): Giuliano Liuzzi; Guido Masiello; Carmine Serio; Sergio Fonti; Francesca Mancarella; Ted L. Roush
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Paper Abstract

In the present work we describe a dedicated and fast monochromatic radiative transfer code, developed for computing Martian radiance spectra as seen by the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), and its Jacobians with respect to gas, dust aerosol and ice concentrations, atmospheric temperatures, and surface emissivity. The code accuracy has been tested comparing its results with a state-of-art line-by-line radiative transfer model, and it has been optimized for simulating nadir-viewing spectra. The model is well-suited to simulate spectra with di erent amounts of methane in the atmosphere, whose detection is currently one of the most fascinating issues concerning the Martian atmospheric chemistry and planetary dynamics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8867, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI, 88670B (19 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025566
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Giuliano Liuzzi, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
Guido Masiello, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
Carmine Serio, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
Sergio Fonti, Univ. del Salento (Italy)
Francesca Mancarella, Univ. del Salento (Italy)
Ted L. Roush, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8867:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI
Marija Strojnik Scholl; Gonzalo Páez, Editor(s)

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