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martian extratropical cyclonesPhysical properties of summer-season baroclinic waves on Mars are discussed on the basis of vidicon images and infrared thermal mapping generated by Viking Orbiter 1. The two northern-hemisphere storm systems examined here appear to be similar to terrestrial mid-latitude cyclonic storms. The Martian storm clouds are probably composed of water ice, rather than dust or CO2 ice particles.
Document ID
19790047226
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Hunt, G. E.
(University College London, United Kingdom)
James, P. B.
(Missouri, University St. Louis, Mo., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
April 5, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Nature
Volume: 278
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
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