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Updated 8/25/2016

The Mars-related articles on this DavidARoffman.Com site often require update in light of new findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover. I do my best to keep this material current, but while I work on my PhD in solid state physics I don’t always have the time required to update the Mars articles. As such, since the end of March 2014 my father has been updating these particular articles and posting them on a new site at MarsCorrect.Com. The Table of Contents and its links below are from that site. Where differences exist between what is written there and what is found there, use the data at the newer site, however please be aware that my father may at times make some assertions about data interpretation that I have not yet seen, or do not agree with. Questions about information found there should be sent to him at his blog at MarsCorrect.com or at MarsCorrect@gmail.com.

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE MARSCORRECT.COM WEBSITE

Short Name with Link

Full Name of Article

Description of the Article

PowerPoint for Mars Correct? Mars is Wet! Critique of All NASA Mars Weather Data.

PowerPoint for MARS CORRECT: Critique of All NASA Mars Weather Data.

Summary of 7 years of research indicating that air pressure in Mars is about 85 times higher than NASA asserts.

Basic Report for Mars Correct: Critique of All NASA Mars Weather Data

Updated 8/18/2016.

Basic Report for MARS CORRECT: Critique of All NASA Mars Weather Data

110-page summary of 6+ years of research indicating that air pressure in Mars is about 100 times higher than NASA asserts and discussing srtious problems with all other Mars weather data.

Radio Interview of July 20, 2015.

July 20, 2015 Barry Roffman radio interview about Mars. I was interviewed again about Mars on the the John Moore Show. The interviewer was Tim Spencer. The interview starts about about 1 hour 11 minutes into the 2+ hour show at http://www.thejohnmooreshow.com/.  

Radio Interview of April 30, 2013.

April 30, 2013 Barry Roffman radio interview about Mars.

The link to a radio interview that I gave about Mars on April 30, 2013 is as follows: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/curtner-and-kerr/2013/05/01/barry-roffman-with-larry-taylor-mars-exposed

Basic Report 1

Mars Correct Basic Report Section 1

Abstract, Introduction, and Martian Dust Devils

Report Sec.2-2.1

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 2 to 2.1

Overview of Instrumentation Problems 

Report Sec.2.2-2.4

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 2.2 to 2.4

Mars Pathfinder (MPF) and Phoenix Pressure Issues.

 

Report 2.5 to 2.6

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 2.5 to 2.6

MSL Pressure Sensor Pegs Out at Sol 370, and the Viking Dust filter

Report 2.6.1-2.7

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 2.6 to 2.7

Viking Pressure Reports & Digitization, Consistent Daily Pressure Spikes, MSL Weather Reporting Fiasco

Report 3-4.1

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 3 to 4.1

Caves & Spiral storms on Arsia Mons; Snow, Water Ice & Carbon Dioxide; Ls of Minimum Pressure

Report 5-6

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 5 to 6

Radio Occultation and Spectroscopy

Report 7-7.2.1

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 7 to 7.2.1

Martian Wind Problems, Anemometers/Telltales, & Sand Movements 

Report 8-9

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 8 to 9

Downrange Landings; Dust Opacity and Pressure

Report 10-11

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 10 to 11

Excessive Deceleration During Aerobraking Operations

Report 12-12.3

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 12 to 12.3

Potential Pressure on Mars, Methane, and Sky Color

Report 13-14

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 13 to 14

Relative Humidity and Temperature Measurement Concerns

Report Section 14.1

Mars Correct Basic Report Section 14.1

Ground temperature problems

Report 15 to 18

Mars Correct Basic Report Sections 14.1 to 18

Conclusions, Recommendations, Acknowledgements, and Afterword - What difference could all this possibly make?

Report 19

Mars Correct Basic Report References

References

Annex Links

 

Mars Correct: Critique Of All NASA Mars Weather Data, With Emphasis On Pressure: Annexes (With Links) And Appendices 

Report figure & table links

 

 Mars Correct: Critique Of All Nasa Mars Weather Data, With Emphasis On Pressure: Links To Figures In The Basic Report

Concession by Ashima

Ashima Research Concedes to Roffman Critiques

Ashima Concession For Posting Incorrect Data For The First 268 Sols And The Roffman Response To It:

Revised MSL Year 1 Weather Data

REMS TEAM Mars Weather Reports

The history of 669 sols of weather at MSL with emphasis on major changes (likely political in nature). 

 MSL Martian Weather Year 2 up to Sol 270

 REMS TEAM Mars Weather Reports

 REMS TEAM Mars Weather Reports from MSL Sol 670 and forward to Sol 866.

MSL Year 2 Summer Weather Data

MSL Year 2 Weather Record from Ls 270 (summer) to Ls 0 (360).

REMS TEAM Mars Weather Reports from MSL Sol 865 to Sol 1020.

MSL Year 2 Autumn Weather Data

MSL Year 2 Weather Record from Ls 0 (fall) to Ls 90.

REMS TEAM Mars Weather Reports from MSL Sol 1,019 onward.

Old MSL Weather 1

Orignal REMS Team and Ashima Research MSL Weather Record

REMS Team/JPL Give Us a Moving Target for Mars Weather Data.

Old MSL Weather 2

Original REMS Mars Science Laboratory Summer Weather Record

Original REMS MSL Summer Weather Record

Soil 2% water

Analysis of MSL Water in Soil Announcement

There is a lot of water just under the surface of Mars - maybe too much for the pressure accepted by NASA.

JPL fudges pressure curves

 

How JPL fudges pressure data to keep it on expected curve.

Close observation of original and revised MSL pressure data shows that JPL will not publish pressures more than 7 Pascals off the pressure expected curve.

MSL Temp. ∆ Mast to Ground

MSL Temperature Change From 1.5 Meters AGL to the Ground

MSL Temperature change from .5 meters above the ground to the ground.

Relative humidity

Relative Humidity at Curiosity, Gale Crater, Mars

Are these numbers all wet? Statements about relative humidity do not jive with the record 

Mars sky color

Martian Sky Color Controversy

Disinformation about Martian sky color apparently started with an order by NASA Administrator Dr. James Fletcher when Viking 1 touched down.

Tavis Sensor Suspicion

Tavis Pressure Sensor Suspicions.

ANNEX G To MARS CORRECT: Critique Of All NASA Mars Weather Data, With Emphasis On Pressure: Tavis Transducer Specifications and Test Results. Tavis CADS are found here.

Vaisala Sensor: Phoenix & MSL

Vaisala Sensors used on Phoenix & MSL

Issues raised by the Finnish Meteorological Institute show reasons to be concerned that pressures reported are false.

Pathfinder pressures

Pressures Measured by Mars Pathfinder

Pathfinder Data is Best Compared to Viking 1 Data 

Wind Booms & Disinformation

MSL Curiosity Wind Booms and Disinformation

Pathfinder Data is Best Compared to Viking 1 Data 

Ingersoll Debate

Data Debate with Professor Ingersoll of CalTech/JPL

Why there is "No Sale" on a NASA Mars expert's request that this study be terminated.

Daylight-math-fix

Mars Daylight Math: Roffman vs. NASA (REMS Team & Ashima)

How can we trust scientists who publish faulty data for so long even after we have pointed out obvious errors?

Curiosity Geology

Curiosity and Ancient Life on Mars

The red color of Mars points at least to a past with plenty of oxygen

Landing altitudes

Altitudes for Mars landers with weather instruments

The higher the landing site, the less the pressure.

Mars Mission History and Sites

 Mars Landing Sites

Attempted Martian landings and Martian weather data.

Nuc on Mars?

Was there a nuclear blast on Mars?

Disinformation requires a cause - something worth hiding from a public that might panic or have its values altered. Dr. Brandenberg's discovery may point to reason for a cover up. 

 

Aldrin's Phobos Monolith

Aldrin's claim of a monolith on Martian moon Phobos 

Seeing is not always believing when photos are involved. Does Aldrin know more than what these pictures show? 

 

Ashima/MIT GCM Critique

Ashima/MIT Mars General Circulation Model Critique

The Mars General Circulation Model by Ashima/MIT is flawed as were the MSL Mars weather reports posted by Ashima. Research.

NASA alters temperature data

How NASA altered high temperatures for MSL

After NASA reported that temperatures were higher than expected at Gale Crater on Mars, they simply went back and dropped the temperatures reported.

 Sol 370 History

History of MSL Sol 370 data changes by REMS and Ashima Sites.

After the REMS Team posting a record high average pressure of 1149 Pa (11.49 mbar) for Sol 370, and having our team question it (MSL could not measure over 1150 Pa), REMS pulled it down and put up a likey bogus false pressure of 865 Pa (8.65 mbar). Ashima Research still shows the higher pressure.

Viking pressure  sensors failed

Proof Viking Pressure Sensors Failed.

Evidence is presented to show that clogged dust filters on Vikings 1 and 2 kept the Tavis Pressure sensors from measuring ambient air pressure on Mars.

Dust Storm Nonsense

2012 Mars Dust Storm Nonsense

Analysis put out by JPL about a 2012 regional dust storm that never reached MSL or Opportunity was plainly unfounded utter nonsense.

JPL Press Conference Critique 1 

Critique of JPL Press Conference of 15 November 2012

JPL made several unwarranted assertions about dust devils seen at MSL during this conference. The wind data they quoted was later withdrawn by them due to a wind instrument on Boom 1 that broke on landing.  Navigating

Navigating Mars

Navigating Mars: Altitude and Longitude Issues

The rules for establishing altitude and longitude have both changed. This article will attempt to clarify the issues involved. Obviously altitudes will greatly affect pressures.

Phobos Grunt Failure

Phobos Grunt Failure, a Horrible Failure, But Not a Surprise.

The Russians failed to reach the Martian moon Phobos (again) with a mission launched in 2011. The final Russian failure analysis is reviewed, as is earlier speculation about Phobos.

Moving sand & Mars winds

Sand movement and Martian air pressure

Winds measured on Mars are insufficient to move sand dunes or fill in Rover tracks if we accepted NASA's low air pressure claims. That sand dunes do move on Mars is terrific proof that NASA is publishing false air pressure.

Moving rock

Mystery of a moving rock on Mars solved?

In January 2014 a rock seemed to move to get into the view of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Was it actually kicked up by an Opportunity wheel, or did something else occur?

Organic chemicals found by MSL at Gale Crater

MSL finds Methane and chlorobenzene at Gale Crater.

JPL press conference of December 16, 2014 and related data, mostly from the book Mars Up Close by Marc Kaufman.

 

Fossil found on Mars?

Does the Gillespie Lake rock outcrop point to past life on Mars?

 

Beagle 2 found

 

Oxygen and Trees on Mars?

 

155-mile high Mars Plume

Mysterious plumes above the surface of Mars have scientists stumped.

Clouds have been spotted up to 155 above Mars. The previous record was 60 miles up.

 

Oxygen and Trees on Mars

  While we believe that it's not as strong a case as that for higher than advertised Martian air pressure, there are reasons to question the accepted levels of oxygen on Mars.

G. Levin and Labeled Release

Part 1 - Gilbert Levin - the Man Who Found Life on Mars The only real opposition to Levin's claim to have found life at Viking 1 and Viking 2 landing sites (with his labeled release experiment) was based on the failure to finding organic chemicals. But that failure was flawed, and now we know there are organic chemicals on Mars.

Gil Levin and Leveled Release - Part 2

Part 2 - Gilbert Levin - the Man Who Found Life on Mars - Historical overview.
 

Brine on Mars

Why we believe that JPL did a poor job of laying out the case for brine at Gale Crater.  

Ultraviolet Radiation at MSL

Comparison of Ultraviolet Radiation at Gale Crater, Mars for MSL Years 1 and 2.    
Photos and comments about the strange lights seen on Ceres. A look at the possible causes of strange lights coming from a crater on Ceres. Causes considered include ice, geysers, volcanoes, salt, aliens, and diamonds formed by asteroid impact.
Factors affecting UV levels at MSL in Gale Crater, Mars

 

UV varies from Very high down to low. Factors considered include solar longitude (Ls), distance from the sun, latitude, altitude (and air density) opacity, and error.