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Two-dimensional modeling of thermal inversion layers in the middle atmosphere of MarsThere is some evidence that the thermal structure of the martian middle atmosphere may be altered in a significant way by the general circulation motions. Indeed, while it is well known that the circulation in the meridional plane is responsible for the reversal of the latitudinal thermal gradient at the solstice through the adiabatic heating due to sinking motions above the winter pole, here we want to emphasize that a likely by-product effect could be the formation of warm layers, mainly located in the winter hemisphere, and exhibiting an inversion of the vertical thermal gradient.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Theodore, B.
(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Verrieres-Le Buisson, France)
Chassefiere, E.
(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Verrieres-Le Buisson, France)
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
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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