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Retrieval of CO Relative Column Abundance in the Martian Thermosphere From FUV Disk Observations by EMM EMUS

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J. S. Evans
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J. Correira
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J. Deighan
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S. Jain
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H. Al Matroushi
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H. Al Mazmi
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M. Chaffin
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S. Curry
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S. England
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F. Eparvier
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M. Fillingim
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G. Holsclaw
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R. Lillis
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F. Lootah
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E. Thiemann
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Abstract

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a sensitive tracer of the thermal profile and winds in Mars' middle atmosphere and the chemistry that balances CO2 in the whole atmosphere of Mars. The Emirates Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS) onboard the Emirates Mars Mission Hope probe images Mars at ultraviolet wavelengths from approximately 100 to 170 nm. ΣCO/CO2, the column density ratio of CO to carbon dioxide, provides a sensitive measure of CO relative variability within the Martian thermosphere. Derived from the heritage of ΣO/N2 used at Earth, the ΣCO/CO2 algorithm uses emission from the CO Fourth Positive Group band system to derive the relative column abundance of CO above ∼70 km. We describe the EMUS ΣCO/CO2 algorithm, review the Level 3 data product, and discuss preliminary validation of the algorithm. The ΣCO/CO2 algorithm produces column density ratios that characterize the spatial structure and relative variability of CO abundance in the Martian thermosphere.
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insu-03847098 , version 1 (11-11-2022)

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J. S. Evans, J. Correira, J. Deighan, S. Jain, H. Al Matroushi, et al.. Retrieval of CO Relative Column Abundance in the Martian Thermosphere From FUV Disk Observations by EMM EMUS. Geophysical Research Letters, 2022, 49, ⟨10.1029/2022GL099615⟩. ⟨insu-03847098⟩
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