A multi-spacecraft reanalysis of the atmosphere of Mars

Lewis, S. R.; Holmes, J. A. and Patel, M. R. (2018). A multi-spacecraft reanalysis of the atmosphere of Mars. In: From Mars Express to ExoMars, 27-28 Feb 2018, Madrid.

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We have conducted a nine-Mars Year (MY) consistent reanalysis of the martian atmosphere covering the period MY 24–32 and making use of data from three different spacecraft. Remotely-sensed measurements of temperature, dust opacity, water ice and ozone from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and Mars Recconaisance Orbiter (MRO) and ESA’s Mars Express (MEx) were assimilated [1] into a single model simulation, sampled two-hourly over the whole period. This forms a large, regular reanalysis dataset that is being made publicly available as an output of the EU UPWARDS project. The same analysis technique, with an improved model and higher resolution will be conducted with ESA Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) data as it becomes available.

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  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Case for Support for Modelling and Data Assimilation Science Co-I on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. (SP-10-073-SL)ST/I003096/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
    Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the Open UniversityST/L000776/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
    Support for Science Co-I's on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Instruments. (SM-10-074-MP)ST/I003061/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
    Modelling and retrieval of martian dust, ice and ozone from ExoMars NOMAD dataST/P001262/1UKSA UK Space Agency
    UPWARDSUPWARDS-633127European Union Horizon 2020
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    Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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  • James Holmes