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Mars Color Imager (MARCI)

NSSDCA ID: 2005-029A-03

Mission Name: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Principal Investigator:Dr. Michael C. Malin


The Mars Color Imager (MARCI) is designed monitor the martian atmosphere to characterize variations in Mars' weather and climate on daily, seasonal, and longer-terms. It will also detect variations on ozone, dust, and carbon dioxide, observe dust storms, and monitor changes in the polar caps. MARCI will provide images in five visible and two ultraviolet bands.

Alternate Names

  • MarsReconnaissanceOrbiter/MARCI
  • urn:nasa:pds:context:instrument:marci.mro

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Michael C. MalinTeam LeaderMalin Space Science Systems,

Selected References

  • Bell, J. F., et al., Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mars Color Imager (MARCI): Instrument description, calibration, and performance, J. Geophys. Res., 114, E08S92, doi:10.1029/2008JE003315, 2009.
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