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Title: The Value of Landed Meteorological Investigations on Mars: The Next Advance for Climate Science
Primary Author: Scot Rafkin
Secondary Author(s): Robert. M. Haberle, Don Banfield, Jeff. Barnes
Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Date: September 2, 2009
Summary: Major advances in the understanding of the present and past Mars climate system are most likely to be accomplished by in situ meteorological surface measurements operating from both a network configuration and individual stations.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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