Comparison of microwave observations of martian temperature and winds with general circulation model simulations

Takeshi Kuroda, Paul Hartogh

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Abstract

Microwave observations of the temperature and wind in the middle atmosphere of Mars are compared with the results of simulations with the Martian general circulation model. The simulated global-mean mesospheric temperature during a northern summer solstice is ~10 K lower than in spring and autumn equinoxes, which is consistent with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope observation in 1996-1997, although the absolute values are 30-40 K higher than in the observations. The wind velocity in the middle atmosphere in the model is comparable to the observations, except that the easterly wind in the afternoon is ~100ms-1 weaker. A brief discussion for the discrepancies between the model and observation is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geosciences
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 7: Planetary Science (PS)
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages13-20
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789812708922
ISBN (Print)981270986X, 9789812709868
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Kuroda, T., & Hartogh, P. (2007). Comparison of microwave observations of martian temperature and winds with general circulation model simulations. In Advances in Geosciences: Volume 7: Planetary Science (PS) (pp. 13-20). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/6494-vol7