PARAMETRIC LIMITS FOR THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE OF MARS
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Probable upper and lower limits are calculated for the distribution of atmospheric pressure and mass density in the upper atmosphere of Mars. The results extend an earlier engineering model atmosphere from an altitude of 150 km to one in excess of 2500 km above the planetary surface. They derive, in part, from a recent analysis by J. W. Chamberlain of the probable thermal regime in the upper atmosphere of planets, while taking into account our present uncertainties about the lower atmosphere of Mars.