The case for a modern multiwavelength, polarization-sensitive LIDAR in orbit around Mars

Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
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Abstract

We present the scientific case to build a multiple-wavelength, active, near-infrared (NIR) instrument to measure the reflected intensity and polarization characteristics of backscattered radiation from planetary surfaces and atmospheres. We focus on the ability of such an instrument to enhance, perhaps revolutionize, our understanding of climate, volatiles and astrobiological potential of modern-day Mars.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The case for a modern multiwavelength, polarization-sensitive LIDAR in orbit around Mars
Series title Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
DOI 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.10.021
Volume 115
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 13 p.
First page 131
Last page 143
Other Geospatial Mars
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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