Mars Analysis Correction Data Assimilation (MACDA): MGS/TES v1.0

Montabone, Luca; Lewis, Stephen R. and Read, Peter L. (2011). Mars Analysis Correction Data Assimilation (MACDA): MGS/TES v1.0. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre Publication.

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This dataset contains basic gridded atmospheric and surface variables for the planet Mars over three martian years (a martian year is 1.88 terrestrial years), as produced by data assimilation of spacecraft observations. Each file in the dataset spans 30 martian mean solar days (sols) during the science mapping phase of the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations's (NASA) Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft, between May 1999 and August 2004. The dataset is produced by the re-analysis of Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) retrievals of nadir thermal profiles and total dust opacities, using the Mars Analysis Correction Data Assimilation (MACDA) scheme in a Mars global circulation model (MGCM). The MGCM used is the UK spectral version of the model developed by the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique in Paris, France. MACDA is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and The Open University in the UK.

Item Type: Research Dataset Record
Dataset Status: Finalised
Dataset Access:
Access Restrictions: Dataset is publicly available subject to registration with the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)
Start Date: February 1999
End Date: August 2004
Geographical Coverage: Mars
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Retention Rule: Indefinitely
Retention Action: Archive
Extra Information: The data available in the MACDA dataset are free to use provided the user signed up with BADC ( and accepted the conditions for downloading and using the data.
Keywords: Mars atmosphere; Mars reanalysis; Mars Global Surveyor; global climate model (GCM); data assimilation
Academic Unit or School: Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ORO ID: 40380
Depositing User: Stephen Lewis
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 12:15
Last Modified: 22 May 2024 07:15

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