Monday, August 18, 2008

Phoenix Mars Weather Summary for Sols 1 to 63

Over 63 Sols (martian days) the Martian weather has changed slightly. Here is a quick summary from data taken from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander for its days spent on Mars.

The temperature increased by about 4°C with an average max temperature of -30°C and an average low of -79°C. The winds were southerly during the day and easterly at night. The average wind speed over the 63 Sols of wind measurements was 14.4 km/h.

The atmosphere varied from clear to clear with dust haze and the atmospheric pressure steadily decreased from 8.5 to 7.85 millibars over the 63 Sol period.

Here's a graph of this summary over this 63 Sol period (click image for a larger view):


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