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Regarding tracer transport in Mars' winter atmosphere in the presence of nearly stationary, forced planetary wavesLarge-scale transport of volatiles and condensates on Mars, as well as atmospheric dust, is ultimately driven by the planet's global-scale atmospheric circulation. This circulation arises in part from the so-called mean meridional (Hadley) circulation that is associated with rising/poleward motion in low latitudes and sinking/equatorward motion in middle and high latitudes. Intimately connected to the mean circulation is an eddy-driven component due to large-scale wave activity in the planet's atmosphere. During winter this wave activity arises both from traveling weather systems (i.e., barotropic and baroclinic disturbances) and from 'forced' disturbances (e.g., the thermal tides and surface-forced planetary waves). Possible contributions to the effective (net) transport circulation from forced planetary waves are investigated.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hollingsworth, Jeffrey L.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Haberle, R. M.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Houben, Howard C.
(Space Physics Research Inst. Sunnyvale, CA., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Workshop on Atmospheric Transport on Mars
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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