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Note on Thermal Properties of Mars.

by Conway B. Leovy


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A simplified theory of diurnal temperature variations, in which the effect of the atmosphere is included, suggests a very low thermal conductivity for the upper few centimeters of the Martian ground. Such low conductivities appear to be possible only if the material composing this layer is extremely fine powder whose characteristic size is not more than a few microns. 24 pp. Bibliog.

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