Mars Climate Database version 5

Millour, E.; Forget, F.; Spiga, A.; Colaitis, A.; Navarro, T.; Madeleine, J.-B.; Chauffray, J.-Y.; Montabone, L.; Lopez-Valverde, M. A.; Gonzalez-Galindo, F.; Lefevre, F.; Montmessin, F.; Lewis, S. R.; Read, P. L.; Desjean, M.-C. and Huot, J.-P. (2012). Mars Climate Database version 5. In: European Planetary Science Congress, 23-28 Sep 2012, Madrid.



The Mars Climate Database (MCD) is a database of meteorological fields derived from General Circulation Model (GCM) numerical simulations [2,4] of the Martian atmosphere and validated using available observational data. The MCD includes complementary post-processing schemes such as high
spatial resolution interpolation of environmental data and means of reconstructing the variability thereof. The GCM is developed at LMD (Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Paris, France) in collaboration with several teams in Europe: LATMOS (Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations
Spatiales, Paris, France), the Open University (UK), the Oxford University (UK) and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (Spain) with support from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The MCD is freely distributed and intended to be useful and used in the framework of engineering applications as well as in the context of scientific studies which require accurate knowledge of the state of the Martian atmosphere. The Mars Climate Database (MCD) has over the years been distributed to more than 150 teams around the world. With the many improvements implemented in the GCM over the last few years, a new series of reference simulations have been run and compiled in a new version (version 5) of the Mars Climate Database, released in the first half of 2012.

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