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Planetary Atmospheres and Ionospheres and Reference Atmospheres

By: LV Zasova

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #85399 | ISBN: 0080432840
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This publication contains 18 papers on the planetary atmospheres and ionospheres, and reference atmospheres. The papers survey the latest results, including experimental and numerical modelling and theoretical research of the atmospheres of planets. Presented are inputs in updating the Venus (VIRA) and Mars (Mars-GRAM) reference atmosphere models based on new data obtained over the last decade and the results of reanalysis of the previous experiments. Special attention is now drawn to Mars, which is in a focus of space probe investigations. Numerical modellings, using Mars general circulation models describe dynamical, thermal and seasonal processes, which take place in the Martian atmosphere. The data obtained in these studies are of interest not only for science, but also for engineering, for planning and designing missions. Some scientific instruments on Mars spacecraft and their scientific goals are presented.


Radiative transfer models for Galileo NIMS studies of the atmosphere of Jupiter. (P.G.J. Irwin et al. ). Temporal and spatial variations in the Venus mesosphere retrieved from Pioneer Venus OIR (P.G.J. Irwin). VIRA-2: a review of inputs for updating the Venus International Reference Atmosphere (V.I. Moroz and L.V. Zasova). A GCM climate database for Mars: for mission planning and for scientific studies. (P.L. Read et al. ). Recent and planned improvements in the Mars Global Reference Atmospheric Model (Mars-GRAM) (C.G. Justus et al. ). Evolution of the Martian water cycle (H. Hoube et al. ). Dust storm impacts on the Mars upper atmosphere (S.W. Bougher et al. ). Data assimilation with a Martian atmospheric GCM: an example using thermal data (S.R. Lewis et al .).

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