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Title: Mars Orbiting Pulsed Doppler Wind Lidar for Characterization of Wind and Dust
Primary Author: Michael J. Kavaya
Secondary Author(s): N/A
Institution: NASA Langley Research Center
Date: September 1, 2009
Summary: Technology is described which is well developed and on a path for space. This technology could be used in Mars orbit to provide a global climatology of wind and relative dust as a function of location and altitude.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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