Phoenix: MECA TECP
Derived Relative Humidity
September 13, 2019.
Phoenix MECA TECP Derived Relative Humidity data by
investigator Germán Martínez are released.
The Phoenix Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and
Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite included
the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe (TECP).
This data collection contains results from the
recalibration of the TECP Relative Humidity Sensor. The
recalibration was conducted using a TECP engineering
model simulating the full range of environmental
conditions observed at the Phoenix landing site. The
data products have been generated by Germán
Martínez and Erik Fischer, Lunar and Planetary
Institute, and funded by the NASA Mars Data Analysis
This data collection is described in
Fischer, E., G. M. Martinez, N. O.
Renno, L. K. Tamppari, and A. P. Zent
(2019), Relative Humidity on Mars: New
Results from the Phoenix TECP Sensor,
Journal of Geophysical
Research: Planets, in
press. The data are currently
considered to be still under review at the
PDS Geosciences Node. Upon publication of
the article, the data will become fully
archived Certified Data in PDS.
These products are archived using the
PDS4 standard. They have been added to
the original TECP derived data volume, which
was archived using the PDS3 standard.
Eventually the other TECP data on the PDS3
volume will be migrated to PDS4 as well, and
will be included in this PDS4 bundle. The
existing PDS3 data and metadata will remain
unchanged, and PDS4 metadata will be added.
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