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[PCG10-17] Observation of Mars in MMX mission
Keywords:Mars, Atmosphere, MMX
Observations of the Martian atmosphere in MMX from a high orbit will achieve a breakthrough via continuous, high-resolution global monitoring of dust, clouds, water vapor, and minor gases. The candidate instruments are mapping spectrometers in near-IR and UV, visible camera, and thermal IR camera. The expected outcomes are: spatial distribution of water vapor at fine scales; how water vapor emerges at specific locations, flows over long distances, and forms clouds; location, local time, and timescale of localized dust lifting; and how the lifted dust clouds spread and become diffuse.