A SURVEY OF CONDITIONS ON MARS AND VENUS

Robert S. Richardson

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Abstract: We can speak with confidence concerning the general nature of surface conditions on Mars. The climate is like that of a cold, highaltitude desert. The temperature at the subpolar point is lo%, with the maximum occurring from 12:00-12:30 instead of 3 P.M. as on the earth, since the atmosphere exerts little blanketing effect. The temperature at the limb is about -13%. The radiation from the unilluminated hemisphere cannot be measured directly, but has been estimated at around - 1OO°.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 1
Pages: 43 - 46
Cite this article: Richardson, Robert S., "A SURVEY OF CONDITIONS ON MARS AND VENUS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1958, pp. 43-46.
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