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Mars: atmosphere: modelling the Martian atmosphere

Lewis, Stephen R. (2003). Mars: atmosphere: modelling the Martian atmosphere. Astronomy and Geophysics, 44(4) 4.06-4.14.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-4004.2003.44406.x
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Abstract

Mars general circulation models, used to study the atmosphere of Mars, have developed almost in parallel with terrestrial weather and climate models. These models are now being confronted with a large amount of new spacecraft data, which is allowing the models to be validated more rigorously. This paper briefly reviews the current state of Mars models, highlighting areas of current development and particular challenges. The way in which models can be used to help to interpret observations, via data assimilation, and the way in which model results can be of help in planning for future missions are both discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1468-4004
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 4895
Depositing User: Users 6041 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 10:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4895
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