CONSTRAINTED PRESSURE SPIKE AT MSL FOR SOL 370!
HIGHEST PRESSURE EVER REPORTED (before revision) FROM MARS. This page updated on May 25, 2014 and then again with a note to DoD on April 6, 2017.
HELLO DoD! I see you blew by my regular menu today to my hidden menu after I changed my password. Nice, but MySite's security sucks. As I've told you before, there's no need to play games, but hey, even the President gets bugged. If you're for him instead of Obama, Susan Rice and all the other criminal Establishment then how about putting in a word for me on my application for White House Science Advisor. My application number to work at the White House is P-0007502. Trump can trust me a lot more than he can some of the other people he hired.
I've had a few other breakins lately - two to where I put my list of NASA, ESA, Kremlin and Chinese visitors. That was also on a hidden menu. I took down the page compromised today. I'm sure you'll find where I moved it. If that was you today (29 hits) OK, but if it wasn't then they know what you know. Best way to put this behind us and get me to quit recording such visitors (generally missing the last 2 or more IP address digits for NASA): two choices - (1) ask me nicely or (2) make the Trump job happen. I don't really need a job for money. I just want to help point our President in the right direction, with right for me defined as getting Americans on Mars fast (unless we're already there).
The rest of what follows is what I had here before you broke in. The link to the Report below is expired. As you know you can always find the latest link on the Contents page at http://davidaroffman.com/photo2_18.html.
Click here for MARS CORRECT: Critique of All NASA Mars Weather Data, With Emphasis on Pressure. This PowerPoint presentation was posted on May 25, 2014, Yes, after we made a big deal out of Sol 370, JPL dropped the pressure back to 865 Pa (8.65 mbar). See slides 59 to 62 of the PowerPoint see understand how JPL handles data that does not support the picture of Mars that they want us to believe. Don't have time for the PowerPoint. See our History of Sol 370 here.
Figure 1 above – The pressure the day before the 1149 Pa (11.49 mbar) spike was 865 Pa (8.65 mbar on Sol 369). After I called JPL about it, the pressure for the next day (Sol 371) returned to a more politically correct 865 Pa again. It is quite possible that MSL hit a rock on Sol 370 which jarred loose a clot at the dust filter, allowing the transducer to feel real ambient pressure for the first time. Since I notified JPL that this was released, they may have felt little choice but to show Sol 371 pressures as back to normal. To not do so is to admit that all previous pressures reported were bogus like their old wind reports that they finally had to change to N/A. Figure 2 below shows all previous pressure data for Viking 1, Viking 2, Phoenix and MSL. By far the 1149 Pa (11.49 mbar/hPa) is the highest pressure ever recorded on Mars (the previous high was 10.72 mbar seen at Viking 2 in its first year at Ls 279.93 on its Sol 277.34). The new high does not in any way fit in with previous pressure curve data, and unlike the pressures of 742 to 747 mbar originally published by the REMS Team, this spike cannot be explained away with a decimal in the wrong place or by confusion between hPa and Pa. More, the pressure value is constrained by the inability of the Vaisala pressure transducer to measure over 11.5 mbar. As this pressure is a mean for the sol, it undoubtedly points to much high pressures actually felt that day.