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By K. Szego

The twenty-two papers contained during this quantity were chosen from the complaints of the 2d COSPAR Colloquium. The exploration of planet Mars may be the point of interest of the planetary missions within the coming years, so the research of the outside and the higher layers of the soil is of fundamental significance. the foremost area corporations are actively operating to appreciate the environmental and technical specifications of the deliberate missions and experiments and it's expected that the planet may be host to either flooring established and atmospheric investigations within the close to destiny

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I. Kaplan THE M A R S T E R R A I N S I M U L A T O R Background In late 1988, N A S A ' s Office of Aeronautics and Space Technologyt began to support a series of advanced technology development projects directed towards lunar and Mars explcwation. This effort is collectively known as the Pathfinder Program. One of the Pathfinder projects deals with autonomous landing vehicles. Within this project, a task was undertaken to develop a planetary surface modeling program. This task was led by Robert Gaskell and Peter Halamek at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Seiff, J. TiUman, S. Warren, R. West, and R. Zurek. References 1. W. R. M. B. E. B. Leovy, Atmospheric Dynamics. Chapter 5 of Mars. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, in press (1990). 2. Y . Narumi, The seasonal variation of atmospheric pressure on Mars, in: Proceedings of Htii Lunar and Planetary Symposium. Vol. n . 31. 44 C . Leovy 3. B. R. Nordi,Tlie Seasonal CO2 cycle on Mars: An Application of an Eneigy Balance Oimate Model. J. Geoohvs. Res.. 87. 10271-10283(1982). 4. H. D. PaUuconi, The Climate of die Martian Polar Cap.

This is the major paradox of the Mars climate system. If these channels, particulariy the large flood channels were indeed produced by running water, where, and in what foim is the water hiding now? Observations of tiie transport, sources and sinks of water in tiie present atmosphere can provide some useful constraints; in situ obsenrations of tfie distribution of water in tfie polar layered terrains may help considerably to define tfie reservoirs and cycling of water in tfie present geological epoch, but it wiU require still more difficult observations to fully identify the reservoirs of water and their history.

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