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Martian Dust Devils: When to Watch for Them

Chapman, R. M.; Lewis, S. R.; Balme, M. and Steele, L. J. (2016). Martian Dust Devils: When to Watch for Them. In: UKPF 13th Annual Early Career Scientists' Meetings, 22 Jan 2016, Leicester.

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Abstract

This work investigates surface dust lifting by Martian dust devils within a global-scale computer model, and has revealed unexpected behaviour in the timings of these atmospheric events. This work aims to improve current knowledge of the function played by dust devils in the Martian dust cycle: understanding how dust devils contribute to the dust loading of the Martian atmosphere is key to understanding the planet’s current climate, and to making predictions of the environment that future landers and rovers will encounter.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Martian Regional Dust Storms: Implications for Entry, Descent and LandingST/M00306X/1UKSA UK Space Agency
Keywords: Mars; dust devils
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
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Item ID: 45217
Depositing User: Rhian Chapman
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 11:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45217
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