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Water loss during the MY34 C storm

posted on 10.02.2021, 15:58 by James Holmes, Stephen Lewis, Manish Patel
The MY34/30 C storm database is composed of reanalysis products combining past spacecraft observations with a state-of-the-art Mars Global Circulation Model (MGCM) alongside model output of hydrogen escape flux from a couple 1-D photochemical model.

Spacecraft observations of column dust optical depth and temperature profiles from the Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), temperature profiles and water vapour profiles from the Atmospheric Chemistry Suite (ACS) and water vapour profiles from the Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery (NOMAD) instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) are combined with an MGCM used at the Open University. The standard database includes key variables such as surface pressure, atmospheric temperature, wind speeds, column dust optical depth, and volume mixing ratio for multiple chemical species.

Further details on this dataset can be found in the MY34-CStorm-OUassimilation-reference-manual.pdf document.


Characterizing the martian water cycle by assimilating ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter data - grant no. ST/R001405/1