The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

The martian water cycle through assimilation of Thermal Emission Spectrometer data

Steele, Liam; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R.; Montmessin, F. and Smith, M. D. (2013). The martian water cycle through assimilation of Thermal Emission Spectrometer data. In: European Planetary Science Congress, 8-13 Sep 2013, London.

URL: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2013/EP...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

We present for the first time an assimilation of Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) water vapour column data into a global climate model (GCM) of the martian atmosphere, and discuss the seasonal cycle of water vapour and the processes responsible for the observed vapour distribution. The assimilation scheme is shown to be robust in producing consistent reanalyses even with differing initial conditions, and the global vapour column error is reduced to around 2–4 pr-μm depending on season. Wave activity is shown to play an important role in the vapour distribution, and the assimilated vapour field shows evidence of western boundary currents (WBCs) during aphelion season around Tharsis and Syrtis Major.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
Extra Information: EPSC Abstracts
Vol. 8, EPSC2013-922, 2013
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
Related URLs:
Item ID: 39323
Depositing User: Liam Steele
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 10:06
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39323
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU