CRISM-based High Spatial Resolution Thermal Inertia Mapping along Curiosity's Traverses in Gale Crater
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General support came from the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and from subcontract 1449860 from Caltech/JPL to Washington University in St. Louis as part of the MSL Curiosity Rover Science Team. Part of this work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (80NM0018D0004).
Thermal inertia was estimated at high resolution from a data set within Gale Crater collected by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This result was then analysed alongside observations from the Curiosity rover to characterize surface properties within the scene, especially in and around the Glen Torridon region within Gale Crater.
This data set consists of the CRISM scene (scene id FRT00021C92) processed to single-scattering albedo using the WUSTL hyperspectral processing pipeline (see https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2019/pdf/2094.pdf, https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2019/pdf/2690.pdf for details), related summary products derived from single-scattering albedo, thermal inertia estimates, and additional products generated to characterize the Greenheugh pediment region.
This data set is designed to accompany a paper submitted in 2021 by Christian et al. to the Glen Torridon special issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.
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Christian, John; Arvidson, Raymond; O'Sullivan, Joseph; Vasavada, Ashwin; and Weitz, Catherine, "CRISM-based High Spatial Resolution Thermal Inertia Mapping along Curiosity's Traverses in Gale Crater" (2021). Digital Research Materials (Data & Supplemental files). 88.