SPICAM

AcronymDefinition
SPICAMSpectroscopic Investigation of the Characteristics of the Atmosphere of Mars
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Mateshvili et al., 'Detection of Martian dust clouds by SPICAM UV nadir measurements during the October 2005 regional dust storm', Advances in Space Res., 40(6), 869-880 (2007)
They found them above Mars using the SPICAM instrument on board the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft.
Associated vegetation included bluebunch wheatgrass [Pseudoroegneria spicam (Pursh) A.
The aurorae on Mars were discovered in 2004 using the SPICAM ultraviolet and infrared atmospheric spectrometer on board Mars Express.
In the June 9th Nature, the Mars Express SPICAM instrument team presented evidence for faint Martian auroral emission from excited carbon monoxide molecules at an altitude of 140 kilometers (90 miles).
Another French spectrometer called Spicam will study the ozone and water-vapor content of the planet's atmosphere at infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths.