Ringrose, T. J.; Patel, M. R.; Towner, M. C.; Balme, M.; Metzger, S. M. and Zarnecki, J. C.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.pss.2007.07.002|
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This paper describes a method for identifying martian dust devils and convective vortices in meteorological data. We have combined analysis of terrestrial dust devil fieldwork, re-analysis of martian meteorological data and laboratory experiments to explore fully the meteorological signature of dust devils. Both martian and terrestrial dust devils have similar characteristics implying a common formation mechanism. Terrestrial fieldwork therefore provides vital data that can be used to aid in the identification of their martian counterparts. Finally, a martian surface instrument package is suggested that will best detect dust devils and convective vortices without the need for visual confirmation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Mars; Dust; Dust devils; Meteorology; Saltation; Dust storm;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Colin Smith|
|Date Deposited:||25 Nov 2008 08:24|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2010 20:15|
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