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MarsWRF Convective Vortex and Dust Devil Predictions for Gale Crater Over 3 Mars Years and Comparison With MSL-REMS Observations

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dc.contributor.author Newman, Claire E.
dc.contributor.author Kahanpää, H.
dc.contributor.author Richardson, M. I.
dc.contributor.author Martínez, Germán M.
dc.contributor.author Vicente‐Retortillo, A.
dc.contributor.author Lemmon, M. T.
dc.coverage.spatial Mars
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-02T19:33:33Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-02T19:33:33Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-15
dc.identifier.citation Newman C.E., Richardson M.I., Kahanpaa H., Martinez G.M., Martinez G.M., Vicente-Retortillo A., and Lemmon M.T. 2020. "MarsWRF Convective Vortex and Dust Devil Predictions for Gale Crater Over 3 Mars Years and Comparison With MSL-REMS Observations". Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. en
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JE006082
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11753/1478
dc.description.abstract The daytime Martian atmosphere produces convective vortices called “dust devils” when they are dust‐filled. Vortices produce rapid pressure drops, which have been detected in Gale Crater by Mars Science Laboratory instruments. Observed vortex pressure drops are compared with vortex activity predicted using a numerical model, MarsWRF. Because vortices are far smaller than MarsWRF's grid spacing, the model can't predict them directly. Instead, the theory of Rennó et al. (1998) is used to calculate “dust devil activity” (DDA) – a measure of vortex activity – based on the large‐scale atmospheric state. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility C. E. Newman, H. Kahanpää, M. I. Richardson, G. M. Martínez, A. Vicente‐Retortillo, M. T. Lemmon
dc.format.extent 27 pages
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AGU en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 2236
dc.relation.haspart The MarsWRF model output and REMS vortex pressure drop analyses used in this study have been archived on Figshare.com (Newman et al., 2019) and are publicly and freely available at location (https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.4723361.v1).
dc.subject Dust devils en
dc.subject Mars (Planet) en
dc.title MarsWRF Convective Vortex and Dust Devil Predictions for Gale Crater Over 3 Mars Years and Comparison With MSL-REMS Observations en
dc.type Article en
dc.rights.license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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