Influence of dust on the dynamics of the martian atmosphere above the first scale height

Alexander S. Medvedev, Takeshi Kuroda, Paul Hartogh

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Abstract

Dust suspended in the martian atmosphere strongly affects the radiative transfer. Diabatic heating and cooling it creates are prominent factors that drive the atmosphere at various scales. This paper provides a review of dust influence on the large-scale dynamics in the atmosphere of Mars above approximately 10. km. We outline the established properties of dust that influence the diabatic heating/cooling rates, and summarize the current knowledge of dust-related effects on the zonal-mean circulation and zonally asymmetric disturbances: planetary waves and tides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-156
Number of pages12
JournalAeolian Research
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atmospheric aerosol
  • Dust storms
  • General circulation
  • Mars atmosphere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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