Mars Mid-Infrared Bibliography

by K. S. Edgett, October 1991


From time to time, I am asked by colleagues who "knew me when" whether I still have my "Mars Mid-IR Bibliography," and whether they can have a copy.

The bibliography does indeed still exist, but has not been updated since October 1991. I have now resurrected this bibliography, and have posted it here in MSWord2000 and PDF formats.

The bibliography may be of use to those investigators working with data from Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), Viking Infrared Thermal Mapper (IRTM), or other thermal infrared data from Mars. It covers all references relevant to remote sensing of Mars in the thermal infrared (mid-infrared) wavelengths that I was aware of in 1991, including those that feature work done telescopically as far back as the 1920s, as well as a good majority of the work conducted with instruments on Mariner 9, Viking, and the USSR Mars and Phobos missions. I have made no effort to update the bibliography to the present time.

The goal here is to provide some historical perspective on where we have been, rather than where we are going, in terms of using the thermal infrared wavelengths to explore the physical and compositional properties of the martian surface and atmospheric constituents. This bibliography may, for example, be of use to students of the field.



© 2005 by K. S. Edgett