Mars: Water Vapor in Its Atmosphere

Science  29 Aug 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3896, pp. 893-895
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3896.893


With the use of newly obtained spectrograms of Mars in the region of the water vapor band at 8200 angstroms, we have derived a value of 35 ± 15 microns for the amount of precipitable water in a vertical column in the Martian atmosphere.