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                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS                              

Table of Contents…………………………………………………………..

iii

List of Illustrations…................................................................................

iv

ABSTRACT………………………………………………………………………………

1

1. INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………..........................

1

   1.1 Comparison of Martian and terrestrial dust devils……………..………………………

2

     1.1.1 Geographic Occurrences and the Greenhouse and Thermophoresis Effect………

2

     1.1.2 Seasonal Occurrences and Electrical Properties………………….……………… 

3

     1.1.3. Size and Shape …………………………………………………………………………..

3

     1.1.4. Diurnal Formation Rate and Lifetime………………………………………………..

4

     1.1.5 Wind Speeds……………………………………………………………………………..

4

     1.1.6 Core Temperature Excursions…………………………………………………………

4

     1.1.7 Dust Particle Size – The Problem of Martian Dust <2 Microns and Wind Speeds.

4

     1.1.8. Core Pressure Excursions……………………………………………………………… 

4

   1.2. NASA Ames Test of Martian Pressures and Dust Devils ……………………………

7

2. OVERVIEW OF PRESSURE INSTRUMENTATION PROBLEMS…...................

8

   2.1 Viking 2 and Gay-Lussac’s Law………………………………………………………….

10

   2.2 Pathfinder and Phoenix Pressure Issues………………………………………….

15

   2.3. Which Transducers Were Used?…………………………………………………

18

   2.4. Issues Raised by the FMI

19

2.5. DID ANY TAVIS OR VAISALA TRANSDUCERS PEG OUT AT THEIR MAXIMUM PRESSURES?.....................................................................................................

25

   2.5.1 How extraordinary was the (temporary) 1,149 Pa pressure spike of MSL Sol 370?

25

     2.5.2. The importance of gleaning data from identification of our web site readers.

26

   2.5.3 Why is it so wrong to alter data to fit an expected curve?

31

   2.6 The Dust filter on Viking…………………………………………………………..

35

     2.6.1. The issue of Viking pressure reports and digitization…………………………………

35

     2.6.2. The issue of daily pressure spikes at consistent time-bins.

35

2.7. MSL Weather Reporting Fiasco

41

3. CAVES ON AND SPIRAL CLOUDS ABOVE ARSIA MONS ON MARS…........

44

4. THE ISSUES OF SNOW, WATER ICE, AND CARBON DIOXIDE ON MARS.

46

   4.1. Annual Pressure Fluctuations Recorded by Viking 1, Viking 2, and Phoenix -   Maximum Pressure in the Northern Winter?.....................................................................

47

4.1.1. Ls of minimum pressure………………………………………………………

47

4.1.2. Ls of maximum pressure…………………………………………………………………..

47

5. RADIO OCCULTATION…………………………………………………………….

59

5.1 Shifting Standards – The Relationship of the MOLA Topography of Mars to the Mean Atmospheric Pressure.

61

6. SPECTROSCOPY PRESSURE READINGS BY MARS EXPRESS ORBITER..

64

7. MARTIAN WIND PROBLEMS…..............................................................................

65

   7.1 Anemometer/Telltale Wind Speed Issues…………………………………………………

66

   7.2 Martian Bedforms – Too Much Movement of Sand Dunes and Ripples for 6.1 mbar

67

   7.2.1 Issues Raised by the paper on Planet-wide sand motion on Mars by Bridges et al. (2012)

68

8. DO DOWNRANGE LANDINGS MEAN THINNER OR THICKER AIR?...........

73

9. DUST OPACITY AND PRESSURE…......................................................................

76

10. EXCESSIVE DECELERATION DURING AEROBRAKING OPERATIONS

77

   10.1 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)……………………………………………………………

78

   10.2 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)…………………………………………… 

78

11. MARS PATHFINDER PRESSURES

79

12. THE POTENTIAL PRESSURE ON MARS………………………………………

80

   12.1 Did NASA ever publicly back 20 mbar on Mars?

81

   12.2 Biology, Methane, and a Possible Hint of the Real Martian Air Pressure…....................

82

   12.3 Recurring Slope Lineae (RSL), Perchlorates and Running Water on Mars…...........

85

     12.3.1 Length of daylight where RSL are found………………………………………………..

86

     12.3.2 Latitudes, times and temperatures for evidence of running water………………….

86

     12.3.3 The role of perchlorates in RSL…………………………………………………………

86

   12.4 The High End of Pressure Estimates for Mars…......................................................

91

13. RELATIVE HUMIDITY……………………………………………..………………..

94

14. TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT CONCERNS……………………………

97

   14.1. Ground Temperature Problems…………………………………………………

99

   14.2. Winter Ground Temperatures above freezing in MSL Year 2

101

   14.3. Why the early winter ground temperatures are so important and possible life seen on Sol 1185.

103

15. ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION AND CLOUD COVER AT MSL.

107

15.1 Solar Longitude for sols at MSL with very high and low ultraviolet radiation.

108

16. CONCLUSIONS……………………………………………………………………….

111

17. RECOMMENDATIONS…............................................................................................

116

18. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS…….................................................................................

116

19. AFTERWORD: What difference could this all possibly make? ………………

117

20. REFERENCES…...............................................................................................................

122

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE BASIC REPORT

FIGURE

TOPIC

PAGE

1

Arsia Mons dust devils

3

2

Utah dust devil pressure drop

5

3

Pressure drops at Phoenix and Pathfinder

5

4

Relative magnitude of 0.62 mbar increase in pressure for Viking 1 at its sol 332.3 and pressure drops or 79 convective vortices/dust devils at Mars pathfinder

6

5A

First photo from the surface of Mars and dust kicked up

9

5B

Rocks on the deck of the MSL Curiosity

9

6

Pressure calculator with Gay-Lussac Pressure Law and Viking 2 results.

11

7

Prediction success totals per time-bin and corresponding % of successful predictions.

12

8

Sample of Annex F – Viking 1 daily pressure predictions & measurements with cyclic accuracies for pressure predictions

13

9A-9C

Relationship of temperature changes to pressure changes on Viking 2

14

10A

Tavis Viking CAD Diagram 10011

16

10B

Tavis Pathfinder CAD Diagram 10484

17

10C

Three different Tavis transducers

18

11A

Vaisala pressure transducer on Phoenix and MSL

19

11B

Relative size of dust filters for Mars landers

20

12A

Pressure and Temperatures Recorded by Phoenix

21

12B

Except for Sol 370 the black MSL pressure curve is suspiciously too close to the Viking 2 curve above it and the Viking 1 curve below it.

22

12C

Pressures originally published by the REMS Team and JPL that were more than 7 Pa off the expected curves were altered to fit the curve.

23

13

Quality control Individuals test.

25

14A

MSL sensor pegged out at max pressure

27

14B

MSL pressure sols 369-371

28

14C

The REMS team alters the critical MSL Sol 370 pressure data

29

14D

Ashima Research has not yet altered the critical MSL Sol 370 pressure data

29

14E

REMS also alters pressures for Sols 1160 and 1161.

30

14F

REMS alters temperature data too when it is off the curve.

31

15

MSL REMS Block Diagram

32

16A

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 to .34 time-bins. Sols 1-116.

37

16B

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 134 -199.

37

16C

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 200-219.

37

16D

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 220-304

37

16E

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 305-334

38

16F

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 335-350

38

16G

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 156-175

38

16H

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 176-199.

38

16I

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 201-260.

39

16J

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 261-290.

39

16K

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 291- 305.

39

16L

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 306-361

39

17A

REMS Team data confusion

42

17B

Data day length and wind report changes from Ashima Research due to our efforts

42

18A-D

Inverse relationship between MSL pressures and temperatures

43

19

Caves on Arsia Mons

45

20

Spiral clouds over Arsia Mons

46

21A

1,177 and 1,200 maximum pressures published

48

21B

Approximate display of how MSL pressure data fits in with VL-2, VL-1 and Phoenix data.

49

22

Ashima Research does not support exact minimum MSL pressures published by the REMS Team

50

23

Pressure curve for MSL’s first 866 sols.

56

24

Radio Occultation Points on Mars with locations of Olympus Mons and Arsia Mons indicated

62

25

MOLA map of Mars with topographic features, landing sites, and methane plumes

63

26A

Mars Express OMEGA spectroscopy-derive surface pressures

64

26B

Four years of in situ pressures at Viking 1 lander site

64

27

Phoenix telltale waving in Martian wind

66

28

Wind speeds recorded at Viking 1 for its sols 1 to 116 and 134 to 350

69

29

Wind speeds recorded at Viking 2 for its sols 1 to 399

70

30

Erasure of Spirit’s tracks during the 2007 global dust storm

71

31

Dust Storms and pressures recorded at Vikings 1 and 2.

72

32

Reconstructed density for Spirit landing

74

33

Reconstructed density for Opportunity entry

74

34

Reconstructed density for Phoenix entry

75

35

Dust Storm at Luke Air Forces Base, July 5, 2011.

76

36

Opacity changes at Opportunity from sols 1205 to 1235.

77

37

VL1 pressure and opacity

77

38

Actual Dynamic Pressure – normalized to an altitude of 121 km

78

39A

Time-averaged surface pressures for 30 sols of Pathfinder

79

39B

Diurnal pressure cycle for MSL Sol 10 and MPF Sols 9 and 10

80

40

History of beliefs about Martian Atmospheric Pressure

81

41A

Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)

82

41B

Methane spikes seen by MSL at Gale Crater.

83

42A-I plus Plates 5 and 6

The Color of the Martian Sky

84

43A

Recurring Slope Lineae (RSL)

88

43B

Location of RSL on Mars

89

43C

Projected surface and subsurface temperature to 10 cm depth at Melas Chasma

89

43D

Relation between temperature, season & direction for RSL at Melas Chasma

89

43E

Spectroscopy, RSL & perchlorates/Perchlorates and boiling point on Mars

90

44

Pressure predictions based on stratus clouds 16 km over Mars Pathfinder

93

45

Relative humidity is missing from REMS weather reports

94

46

Relative humidity claims for Gale crater

95

47

Relative humidity in the blast zone, arriving at Rocknest, leaving Rocknest and at Glenelg in Gale Crater.

96

48

 

The REMS Team drops above freezing temperatures to below freezing

98

49

Huge uncertainty of MSL ground temperatures

99

50A

MSL temperature sensor range

100

50B

MSL ground temperature sensor

101

51

Unaveraged periodic temperature data from Mars Pathfinder (0.25 meters to 1 meter height)

102

52

The green spherical and cocoon-like objects seen on sols 1185 and 1189. The green spheres might be photosynthetic life. As mentioned with Figure 1 above, MSL returned to the area again on Sol 1248, possibly for a further look or tests to see if this is life.

104

53

Elevations and ground temperatures encountered while MSL was at positions noted by JPL. Possible life was seen on Sol 1185, along with a warmer than expected high ground temperature. The position noted for MSL for Sol 1248 is a return to within 20 meters of where the potential life was seen before. Then it moved within about 10 meters of the site.

105

54

Some of the unusually warm ground temperatures including five above freezing seen early in MSL Year 2 Winter.

106

55

Initial low µv values reported by the REMS Team and how the reports were altered.

109

56

Original distribution of very high and low µv values at Gale Crater as related to solar longitude as Mars orbits around the sun.

110

TABLES IN THE BASIC REPORT

TABLE

TOPIC

PAGE

1

Pressure at various elevations on Mars based on a scale height of 10.8 and a pressure at Mars Areoid of 6.1 mbar.

7

2

Viking 1 cyclic accuracies for pressure predictions.

11

3

Pressures revised by JPL/MSL after we highlighted them

23-24

4A

Sample of how the Mars Correct team tracks weather data published by the REMS Team/JPL

34

4B

Digitization limitations and the specific pressures reported by VL-2 for its first summer on Mars

36

5

Viking 1 Time-bin pressure and temperature change studies

40

6

Viking 2 Time-bin pressure and temperature change studies               

41

7

Pressures @ LS 90 and minimum pressures seen by VL-1, VL-2 and MSL

51

8

Landers and expected pressures based on landing altitude

52

9

Comparison of Viking 1 and Viking 2 Pressures for Ls 270

53

10

Variations in day length at Ls 70 South

54

11

Comparison of Martian Pressures via Radio Occultation & Calculated Scale Height Calculations

59

12

Six attempts by Mariners 4, 6 and 7 to measure pressure by radio occultation.

60

13

Profile of the windiest Viking day on Mars

68

14

MSL temperatures altered by the REMS Team in July, 2013

97

15

Usually warm ground temperatures early in the winter of MSL year 2

104

16A

Ultraviolet radiation reported through 1,256 sols at MSL (before NASA eliminated all low ultraviolet radiation values

107

16B

REMS-revised μv radiation reported through 1,259 sols after all 19 original low μv values were dropped.

107

 

 ANNEXES (with links) AND APPENDICES

 

SECTION

TOPIC

PAGE

Annex Abstract

Overview of data in the Annexes

A-1

ANNEX A

VIKING 1 MORNING PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE CHANGES and Mars Time-Bin Clock.

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20A%203%20SEP%202013.pdf

A-2 to

A-59

ANNEX A Appendix 1

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 to .34 time-bins. Sols 1-116.

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20A%203%20SEP%202013.pdf

A-3 to A-22

Appendix 2

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 134-199.

A-23 to

A-34

Appendix 3

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 200-219.

A-35 to A-38

Appendix 4

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 220-304

A-39 to   A-50

Appendix 5

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 305-334

A-51 to   A-55

Appendix 6

VL-1 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 335-350

A-56 to   A-59

ANNEX B

VIKING 2 MORNING PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE CHANGES

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20B%209%20September%202013.pdf

B-1 to B-39

Appendix 1

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 156-175

B-2 to B-5

Appendix 2

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 176-199.

B-6 to B-10

Appendix 3

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 201-260.

B-11 to     B-20

     

 

Appendix 4

 

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 261-290.

 

B-21 to     B-26

Appendix 5

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 291-305.

B-27 to     B-30

Appendix 6

VL-2 pressures of .26 to .3 time-bins & .3 and .34 time-bins. Sols 306-361

B-31 to     B-39

ANNEX C

VIKING 2 STUCK PRESSURE GAUGE

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20C%209%20September%202013.pdf

C-1 to C-54

ANNEX D

PERCENT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEASURED PRESSURES ON VIKING AND GAY-LUSSAC/ AMONTON’S LAW-BASED PREDICTIONS

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20D%20%209%20September%202013.pdf

D-1 to D-171

Appendix 1

Viking 1 Sols 1 to 199

D-3 to D-94

Appendix 2

Viking 1 Sols 200 to 350

D-95 to   D-171

ANNEX E

Measured vs. Predicted Pressure Percent Differences for Viking-1 Time-bins 0.3 and 0.34 http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20E%209%20September%202013.pdf

E-1 to E-14

ANNEX F

Percent Difference Experimental Summary

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20F%20%2010%20September%202013.pdf

F-1 to F-18

Appendix 1

Percent Difference Flow Chart for Viking 1 Sols 1 to 116 & 200 to 350

F-5 to F-16

Appendix 2

Histogram with temperatures at successful predictions per time-bins

F-17 to     F-18

ANNEX G

Tavis Transducer Specifications and Test Results

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20G%2010%20September%202013.pdf

G-1 to G-13

 

ANNEX H

Calibration Effort for the Mars Pathfinder Tavis Pressure Transducer and IMP Windsock Experiment

http://marscorrect.com/Annex%20H%20%209%20September%202013.pdf

H-1 to H-43

ANNEX I

Pressures Reported by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS).

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20I%209%20September%202013.pdf

I-1 to I-28

Appendix 1

Print Screen Record of Original REMS Team and Ashima Research MSL Weather Reports

I-12 to I-28

ANNEX J

Concessions by Ashima Research and How to Correctly Calculate Daylight Hours for MSL

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20J%20%209%20September%202013.pdf

J- 1to J-19

ANNEX K

REMS Team and Ashima Research Weather Reports from Sol 15 to Sol 299.

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20L%2010%20SEP%202013.pdf

K-1 to K-34

ANNEX L

How Martian Day Length Varies with Ls and Latitude

http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20L%20July%2014%202014.pdf

L-1 to L-10

ANNEX M

One Year of MSL Weather Reports http://marscorrect.com/Annex%20M%20JULY%2014%202014.pdf

M-1 to M-38

ANNEX N

Weather Reports for MSL Year 2 Ls 151 to Ls 270 (late winter to end of spring), Sols 670 to 864 http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20N.pdf

N-1 to N-13

ANNEX O

Weather Reports for MSL Year 2 Ls 270 to Ls 0 (summer), Sols 865 to 1,020 http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20O.pdf

O-1 to O-11

ANNEX P

Weather Reports for MSL Year 2 Ls 0 to Ls 90 (autumn), Sols 1019 to 1,213 http://marscorrect.com/ANNEX%20P.pdf

P-1 to P-15

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX A

FIGURE

TOPIC

PAGE

1

Martian Time-Bin Clock

A-2

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX F

FIGURE

TOPIC

PAGE

1

Prediction success totals per time-bin.

F-1

2

% Differences between measured & predicted pressures as a function of time

F-2

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX G

FIGURE

TOPIC

PAGE

1

Tavis pressure sensors tested according to the Alvin Seiff papers

G-1

2

Tavis Viking CAD Diagram 10011

G-2

3

NASA Report No. TM X-74020 (Mitchell Report: Tavis Transducer Tests)

G-3

4

Photo of the Tavis P-4 pressure sensor

G-4

5

Transducer Selection Slide by Professor James E. Tillman

G-6

6

Tavis Pathfinder CAD Diagram 10484

G-7

7

Design diagrams for Tavis transducers (Models P-1, P-2, P-4, P-5, P-6, P-7 and P-8)

G-8

 

8

P-4 Transducers (S/N 1583 and S/N 1591) used for test of Viking pressures sensors after the launch of the two Vikings.

G-9

9

Relative sizes of dust filters used for Tavis and Vaisala transducers.

G-9

10

Table of Characteristics of Tavis transducers (Models P-1, P-2, P-4, P-5, P-6, P-7 & P-8)

G-10

11

Tavis Transducer purchasing information

G-11

12

Temperature Malfunction During (Viking) Cruise Environment

G-13

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX I

FIGURE

TOPIC

PAGE

1

Pressure data for MSL Sols 10.5 to 13

I-1

2

MSL temperature data for Sols 10 to 11.5

I-1

3A

REMS Team and Ashima Research coverage of weather at MSL back in August, 2013, and how Ashima was forced to alter their reports on May 11, 2013.

I-2

3B

REMS Team coverage of weather at MSL back in August, 2012, and how their data was revised again on July 3, 2013.

I-3

4

REMS Weather Booms on MSL

I-5

5

Close up of MSL Weather Booms

I-5

6a to 6d

Temperature and pressure were inversely related for the MSL

I-8

7

Combined VL-1, VL-2, Phoenix and MSL Pressure Curves to MSL at Ls 10

I-9

8

MSL pressure graph Ls 158.8 to 199.9

I-10

6

REMS team and Ashima Research reporting problems

I-12

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX J

 

1

Position of Mars at the start of each of its 12 months.

J-4

 

LIST OF TABLES IN ANNEX J

1

The Martian Monthly Calendar

J-4

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX L

1

Changing Martian weather data from the REMS Team.

L-2

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX M

1

Pressure changes reported for Sol 370.

M-7

2

Pressure changes for Sols 29 and 30

M-38

3

Who is ordering REMS reports temperature changes?

M-40

4

Weather sensors on MSL Curiosity

M-41

5

VL1-, VL-2, Phoenix and MSL pressure curves

M-43

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX N

1

MSL pressure data up through its Sol 866, Ls 270 – start of the second summer at MSL

N-2

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX O

 

1

MSL pressure data up to Ls 270, start of the second summer

O-1

2

MSL Sol 880 data changes after we highlighted problems

O-9

3

MSL Sol 1006 data changes after we highlighted problems

O-10

4

Mistakes and significant data alterations early on cast real doubt on the accuracy or honesty of MSL weather data.   

O-11

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN ANNEX P

1

JPL makes changes to Sol 1,119 data that we predicted

P-12

2

MSL Sol 1145 data changes after we highlighted problems

P-13

3

MSL Sol 1160 and 1161 pressures that are record highs and above the 1,150 Pa limit of the Vaisala pressure sensor

P-14

CHANGES MADE SINCE JANUARY 1, 2016

DATE

CHANGES

PAGES

26 January 2016

Abstract – now includes reference to the significance of Sol 1160 and 1160 pressures changes

1

26 January 2016

New section 2.5.2. The importance of gleaning data from identification of our web site readers.

26

26 January 2016

Figure 14E: REMS also alters pressures for Sols 1160 and 1161.

30

17 February 2016

Section 14.2 added – Winter Ground Temperatures Above Freezing in MSL Year 2

103

17 February 2016

Section 14.3 added – Why early winter ground temperatures are so important and possible life seen on Sol 1185

103

17 February 2016

Figure 52 – Green spherical and cocoon-like objects seen on Sol 1185 (possible life).

104

17 February 2016

Figure 53 – Elevations and ground temperatures between MS sols 1173 and 1148

105

17 February 2016

Figure 54 – Unusually warm ground temperatures in early winter of MSL Year 2

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17 February 2016

Section 15: ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION AND CLOUD COVER AT MSL.

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Section 15.1 Solar Longitude for sols at MSL with very high and low ultraviolet radiation.

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Mention of possible life seen on Sol 1185

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Table 16 – UV for 1,254 sols

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Figure 55 added - Initial low μv values reported by the REMS Team and how the reports were altered.

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Figure 56 renumbered from Figure 55 - Distribution of very high and low µv values at Gale Crater as related to solar longitude as Mars orbits around the sun.

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Tables 16A and 16B added while Table 16 was deleted. Changes were based on REMS Team elimination of low μv values and corrected counts for medium and high μv.

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Discussion about average μv values.

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