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Dust deposition on the Mars Exploration Rover Panoramic Camera (Pancam) calibration targets

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Dust deposition on the Mars Exploration Rover Panoramic Camera (Pancam) calibration targets; 2007; Article; Journal; Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets; Kinch, K. M.; Sohl-Dickstein, J.; Bell, III, J. F.; Johnson, J. R.; Goetz, W.; Landis, G. A.

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The Panoramic Camera (Pancam) on the Mars Exploration Rover mission has acquired in excess of 20,000 images of the Pancam calibration targets on the rovers. Analysis of this data set allows estimates of the rate of deposition and removal of aeolian dust on both rovers. During the first 150-170 sols there was gradual dust accumulation on the rovers but no evidence for dust removal. After that time there is ample evidence for both dust removal and dust deposition on both rover decks. We analyze data from early in both rover missions using a diffusive reflectance mixing model. Assuming a dust settling rate proportional to the atmospheric optical depth, we derive spectra of optically thick layers of airfall dust that are consistent with [...]

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