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User Workshop for Mars ChemCam/LIBS Data

ChemCam on Curiosity provides a large and varied geochemical dataset available for the planetary community including laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), passive VIS reflectance spectra, and the highest resolution remote micro-images (RMI) from the rover. More than 200,000 spectra and over 3,000 images from ChemCam available at the Planetary Data System (PDS). More than 30 submitted papers have included results from this data. A LIBS instrument is also being developed for the Mars 2020 mission.

A workshop will be held Wednesday, March 18th from 6:00 - 8:30 P.M. in the Indian Springs room of The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Community members interested in using ChemCam data should plan to attend this workshop held during the week of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. During the workshop, we will describe the LIBS technique as used on ChemCam, data processing for the levels 1 and 2 provided in the PDS, and provide updates on the latest calibration data. No RSVP is needed. Meeting space is limited, so be on time or early.

The ChemCam data can be found at http://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/msl/chemcam.htm. Presentation materials will also be posted on the PDS.

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