WORKSHOP FOR POTENTIAL USERS OF MARS CHEMCAM/LIBS DATA AT LPSC

The ChemCam LIBS dataset from the Curiosity rover represents a large and varied geochemical dataset available for the planetary community. It involves active laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), passive reflectance spectra over the 0.4-0.9 micron range, and the highest resolution remote images from the rover, from ChemCam’s Remote Micro-Imager (RMI). The last submission to the Planetary Data System (PDS) included a total data volume of 7.7 GB, including a recalibration of the elemental compositions from 2156 locations along the rover traverse, along with > 1500 RMI images.

A 3-hour workshop is being planned for community members interested in using this dataset, to be held in conjunction with the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston the week of March 16. We are targeting 3 pm Sunday afternoon, but stay tuned as this is not firm yet. Please RSVP at http://msl-chemcam.com so we have an idea of how many people to expect. The contact is Roger Wiens (rwiens@lanl.gov).

The ChemCam data can be found at http://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/msl/chemcam.htm

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