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The color of the Martian sky and its influence on the illumination of the Martian surface

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The color of the Martian sky and its influence on the illumination of the Martian surface; 1999; Article; Journal; Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets; Thomas, N.; Markiewicz, W. J.; Sablotny, R. M.; Wuttke, M. W.; Keller, H. U.; Johnson, J. R.; Reid, R. J.; Smith, R. H.

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The dust in the atmosphere above the Mars Pathfinder landing site produced a bright, red sky that increases in redness toward the horizon at midday. There is also evidence for an absorption band in the scattered light from the sky at 860 nm. A model of the sky brightness has been developed [Markiewicz et al., this issue] and tested against Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) observations of calibration targets on the lander. The resulting model has been used to quantify the total diffuse flux onto a surface parallel to the local level for several solar elevation angles and optical depths. The model shows that the diffuse illumination in shadowed areas is strongly reddened while areas illuminated directly by the Sun (and the blue forward [...]

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