Meteorological Station (MET) of the Phoenix Mission

"It is important for the next exploration missions to learn more about the Mars planet climate. It is for this reason that the Phoenix robotic spacecraft landed on Mars in 2008 in order to search for environments suitable for microbial life on Mars, and to research the history of water there. The Canadian Space Agency provided for this multi-agency program a meteorological station (MET), including an innovative laser-based atmospheric sensor.

Throughout the course of the Phoenix mission which is now over, MET recorded the daily weather of the northern plains of Mars using temperature and pressure sensors, as well as a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) instrument.

Get to know more about Mars climate with the MET dataset which contains pre-processed (Digital Numbers) temperature and pressure data. The temperature data was collected at 250, 500 and 1000 mm above the Phoenix Lander deck, and the pressure data was collected at the height of the Phoenix Lander deck.

This dataset contains only the MET data. To access the complete set, consult: http://pds.nasa.gov."

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Resource name Resource type Format Language Links
MET Datasets Dataset CSV   CSV No linguistic content; Not applicable Download Download the resource named : MET Datasets
READ ME Guide TXT   TXT English Download Download the resource named : READ ME
READ ME Guide TXT   TXT French Download Download the resource named : READ ME
ERRATA PT Guide TXT   TXT English Download Download the resource named : ERRATA PT
ERRATA PT Guide TXT   TXT French Download Download the resource named : ERRATA PT
ERRATA LIDAR Guide TXT   TXT English Download Download the resource named : ERRATA LIDAR
ERRATA LIDAR Guide TXT   TXT French Download Download the resource named : ERRATA LIDAR
Calibration report for Pressure and Temperature (PT) (NASA Link) Guide PDF   PDF English Download Download the resource named : Calibration report for Pressure and Temperature (PT) (NASA Link)
Elementary Data Record (EDR) & Reduced Data Record (RDR) Software Interface Specification (SIS) MET Pressure/Temperature (P/T) (NASA Link) Guide PDF   PDF English Download Download the resource named : Elementary Data Record (EDR) & Reduced Data Record (RDR) Software Interface Specification (SIS) MET Pressure/Temperature (P/T) (NASA Link)
Calibration report for LIDAR (NASA link) Guide PDF   PDF English Download Download the resource named : Calibration report for LIDAR (NASA link)
Elementary Data Record (EDR) & Reduced Data Record (RDR) Software Interface Specification (SIS) MET LIDAR (NASA Link) Guide PDF   PDF English Download Download the resource named : Elementary Data Record (EDR) & Reduced Data Record (RDR) Software Interface Specification (SIS) MET LIDAR (NASA Link)

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Last updated October 1, 2021, 18:28 (UTC)
Created July 13, 2021, 16:22 (UTC)
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