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Published Infrared Radiation Temperatures and Final Project Report


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1962-12-14 to 1962-12-14


These data consist of radiation temperatures of the 8.4- and 10.4-micron bands, which are available for three scans that were accomplished during planetary flyby on December 14, 1962. Each approximately meridianal scan consists of about five to eight frames, with the first scan crossing the dark side near 50 deg longitude, the second near the terminator, and the third in the sunlit side near 60 deg longitude. The accuracy of the temperatures obtained varies from 2 deg for source temperatures near 500 deg K to 10 deg for source temperatures near 200 deg K. The spatial resolution is 1/250 for the total planetary area. The data can be found in Chase, S., et al., The Mariner 2 Infrared Radiometer Experiment, J. Geophys. Res., v. 68, pp. 6157-6169, 1963. A complete description of the instrumentation, operation, and calibration of the radiometer is also presented. The NSSDCA reference number for this publication is B00141.

Digital images (scans) of the entire contents of the microfilm are available as data collection PSPA-00629.

Alternate Names

  • IR Radiation Temperatures


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres


  • 62-041A-02A

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Gerry NeugebauerGeneral ContactCalifornia Institute of
Mr. Stillman C. Chase, Jr.General ContactSanta Barbara Research Center
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