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Modelling trace gas chemistry in the Martian atmosphere

Duffy, Maria; Lewis, Stephen and Mason, Nigel (2012). Modelling trace gas chemistry in the Martian atmosphere. In: European Planetary Science Congress, 23-28 Sep 2012, Madrid, Spain.

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Dust-bourne heterogeneous reactions have been modelled using the UK Mars Global Circulation Model (MGCM) coupled with physics and chemistry schemes used in the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD) MGCM. The seasonal ozone column abundance has been calculated using a number of different dust scenarios. Reactions involving volcanically interesting species such as water vapour, SO2 and HCl have been included and tracer release experiments have been conducted to mimic short and long-term volcanic outgassing. The effect of these new reactions on the bulk chemistry of the Martian atmosphere has been quantified.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author(s)
Extra Information: EPSC Abstracts
Vol. 7 EPSC2012-476-3 2012
European Planetary Science Congress 2012
Keywords: Mars atmosphere
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 34437
Depositing User: Maria Duffy
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 09:33
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 05:20
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