All THEMIS images on the website are in the public domain, and should be credited to NASA/JPL/Arizona State University.
Acknowledgment of the THEMIS website and its resources will help ensure the continuing support necessary for the validation, archiving, and distribution of the Mars work at ASU. See Data Citation hints for more example references.
Yes! The THEMIS standard processing is described in the documents here, but you are, of course, always welcome to ingest the published products into your favorite image processing tools. However, we also have created an online processing tool which allows you to complete your own specialized processing using the THEMIS toolset and the ASU-MARS computers. Many exciting and new features for this tool are being developed based on feedback from users like you.
THEMIS can see through a small amount of atmospheric dust; however, even a small layer of surface dust (~100 um) will obscure any underlying thermal IR signatures. Diurnal thermal conductivity can occur through several centimeters of dust, but will only change the temperature of the dust on top.
JPL provideds a subscription service that will notify you weekly of the new THEMIS daily images and quarterly of new data releases. You may also select to receive Press Releases for a variety of other NASA space topics. You can sign up for the service through http://www.kintera.org
The five color filters of the THEMIS VIS camera do not span the full range of colors available to the human eye, so extensive processing, and an artistic touch, is applied to convert a raw image into an approximately "true color" image. Several of the THEMIS Team members are experts in VIS spectroscopy and have used their experience with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of Mars to generate a limited number of VIS color images. Their multi-step process:
The "Search THEMIS" tool is supported by a database that contains the coordinates for at least six points (usually significantly more) outlining the edges of each available THEMIS image. The image will be included in the results table if any of these outline points falls inside your latitude/longitude box, and your remaining criteria are also met.
Note that the previous THEMIS query tool relied only on three coordinates per image; therefore, this new method may return more positive results for the same latitude/longitude box.