Assimilating the Martian water cycle

Steele, Liam; Lewis, S. R.; Patel, M. R. and Smith, M. D. (2012). Assimilating the Martian water cycle. In: European Planetary Science Congress 2012, 23-27 Sep 2012.



Water ice clouds have been shown to alter the thermal structure of the Martian atmosphere. Here we discuss the assimilation of total column water vapour and dust optical depth data from the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) into the UK/LMD MGCM, and compare the predictions of cloud and temperature in the assimilation with observations.

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