Wind velocities of different seasons and dust opacities on mars: Comparison between microwave observations and simulations by general circulation models

Takeshi Kuroda, Paul Hartogh

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Abstract

Comparisons between the microwave observations of wind velocities in Martian middle atmosphere and the results simulated by two Martian general circulation models (MGCMs) have been done. One MGCM has a non-LTE CO2 radiation scheme, which well reproduces daily changes of zonal wind. Meanwhile, another MGCM with a LTE CO2 radiation scheme well reproduces the retrograde wind velocities especially at a higher opacity. Neither of the MGCMs can reproduce the retrograde wind velocity in lower dust case. Brief discussions for the discrepancies between the model and observation are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geosciences
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 19: Planetary Science (PS)
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages261-270
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789812838162
ISBN (Print)9812838155, 9789812838155
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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