May 29, 2008 (Ls 78.0 MY 29) to Oct 27, 2008 (Ls 147.9 MY 29)

    Above are shown point-by-point Wind Speed (top) and Wind Direction (bottom) values obtained from Surface Stereographic Imager (SSI) imaging the Telltale Wind Sensor onboard the Mars Phoenix Lander during sols 1-30 of that mission's 151 sol duration.

    The Wind Speed and Direction values plotted above are available within the TELLTALE_01_30.TAB ASCII Derived Data collection. The contents of the TELLTALE_01_30.TAB file and a description of the structure of that file are available in the TELLTALE_01_30.XML file which is also located within the Derived Data collection. Wind speed and direction values for mission sols 31-90 are available in the TELLTALE_31_90.TAB ASCII file and the sols 91-151 wind speed and direction values are available within the TELLTALE_91-151.TAB ASCII file also located within the Derived Data collection.

    Telltale Anemometer (TT)
    Throughout the course of Phoenix surface operations, the Surface Stereoscopic Imager (SSI) took images of the Telltale Anemometer. The Telltale device consisted of a suspended weight that was free to move in the wind. Precise imaging of the device could allow wind speeds and directions to be calculated at the time of the image.

    Useful Mission Documents
    Mission Description
    Spacecraft Description
    Software Interface Specification (SIS) - Description of the instrument and data structures
    Calibration Document - Description of the calibration methods

    Archive Bundle Collections
    Document - Directory containing the documentation collection, including references to refereed journals using this instrument.

    Derived Data - Directory containing the RDR data files for sols 1-151.
    Data Set Description (pdf)

    For the Experienced User
    Complete Bundle - Zip file containing the entire TT Bundle.
    TT Bundle Root - The root directory for the entire TT instrument bundle.

    Selecting and Requesting Data
    The following approach can be used to obtain data that meets your specifications. Access to a time ordered list of the products allows you to under stand the scope of the data set and to assure that you have received all the data that meets your requirements.

    Selecting Data - This will allow you to access a time-ordered list of observations and to select products based on physical parameters of your choice. Completion of your product list results in an order returned below

    Receiving Data

    Citing Data Sets for Publications

    CITATION_DESC = Dickinson, C.D., PHX METEOROLOGICAL DATA V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2008.

    Other Useful Products for Interpreting the Data
    References - Representative Publications using the data
    Other Potential Relevant Data - Data that may be relevant from missions other than PHX
    Archived PHX SPICE ancillary data providing observation geometry (positions, orientations, instrument pointing, time conversions, etc.) are available from the PDS NAIF Node.