The Mars Climate Database v4.3

Lewis, Stephen; Forget, Francois; Lopez-Valverde, Miguel and Read, Peter (2008). The Mars Climate Database v4.3. European Space Agency.

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The Mars Climate Database (MCD) is a database of statistics describing the climate and environment of the Martian atmosphere. It is constructed directly on the basis of output from mulitannual integrations of a Global Climate Model (GCM) developed by Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique du CNRS, France in collaboration with the Open University and the University of Oxford, UK, the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, Spain, with support from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES).

The MCD can be used as a tool for mission planning and is applied to preparation for many missions in Europe and the USA. It also provides useful predictions for any scientist or mission design specialists

Previous versions of the Mars Climate Database have been available to the community since 1999, both online and distributed on various media (CD, DVD and USB stick). For intensive use, it can be provided on a DVD ROM along with access software in Fortran, with interface for IDL, matlab or C. This DVD version has been used by more than 150 teams around the world to prepare most recent martian missions, analyse data from many instruments around Mars, or for many other studies.

Item Type: Research Dataset Record
Dataset Status: Finalised
Dataset Access:
Retention Rule: Indefinitely
Retention Action: Archive
Copyright Holders: © European Space Agency
Funders: European Space Agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale, France
Keywords: Mars; atmosphere; weather; climate
Academic Unit or School: Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: ?? space ??
Item ORO ID: 24845
Depositing User: Stephen Lewis
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 13:56
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:44

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