Comparison of the Martian thermospheric density and temperature from IUVS/MAVEN data and general circulation modeling

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Title:
Comparison of the Martian thermospheric density and temperature from IUVS/MAVEN data and general circulation modeling
Author:
Medvedev, Alexander S.; Nakagawa, Hiromu; Mockel, Chris; Yiğit, Erdal ( 0000-0002-2819-2521 ) ; Kuroda, Takeshi; Hartogh, Paul; Terada, Kaori; Terada, Naoki; Seki, Kanako; Schneider, Nicholas M.; Jain, Sonal K. ( 0000-0002-1722-9392 ) ; Evans, J. Scott; Deighan, Justin I.; McClintock, William E.; Lo, Daniel; Jakosky, Bruce M.
Affiliation:
Univ Arizona, Lunar & Planetary Lab
Issue Date:
2016-04-16
Publisher:
AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
Citation:
Comparison of the Martian thermospheric density and temperature from IUVS/MAVEN data and general circulation modeling 2016, 43 (7):3095 Geophysical Research Letters
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters
Rights:
©2016. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
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This item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
Newly released Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph/Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (IUVS/MAVEN) measurements of CO2 density in the Martian thermosphere have been used for comparison with the predictions of the Max Planck Institute Martian General Circulation Model (MPI-MGCM). The simulations reproduced (within one standard deviation) the available zonal mean density and derived temperature above 130 km. The MGCM replicated the observed dominant zonal wave number 3 nonmigrating tide and demonstrated that it represents a nonmoving imprint of the topography in the thermosphere. The comparison shows a great dependence of the simulated density and temperature to the prescribed solar flux, atomic oxygen abundances and gravity wave effects, with the former two being especially important in the thermosphere above 130 km and the latter playing a significant role both in the mesosphere and thermosphere.
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EMBARGO "Publisher's version/PDF must be used in Institutional Repository 6 months after publication."
ISSN:
00948276
DOI:
10.1002/2016GL068388
Keywords:
GRAVITY-WAVES; UPPER-ATMOSPHERE; POLAR WARMINGS; MARS; ACCELEROMETER; VARIABILITY; TIDES
Version:
Final published version
Sponsors:
IUVS/MAVEN data are archived in the Planetary Atmospheres Node of the Planetary Data System (http://pds-atmospheres.nmsu.edu). Modeling data supporting the figures are available upon request from A.S.M. (medvedev@mps.mpg.de). The work was partially supported by German Science Foundation (DFG) grant ME2752/3-1. E.Y. was partially supported by NASA grant NNX13AO36G.
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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2016GL068388

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dc.contributor.authorMedvedev, Alexander S.en
dc.contributor.authorNakagawa, Hiromuen
dc.contributor.authorMockel, Chrisen
dc.contributor.authorYiğit, Erdalen
dc.contributor.authorKuroda, Takeshien
dc.contributor.authorHartogh, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorTerada, Kaorien
dc.contributor.authorTerada, Naokien
dc.contributor.authorSeki, Kanakoen
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Nicholas M.en
dc.contributor.authorJain, Sonal K.en
dc.contributor.authorEvans, J. Scotten
dc.contributor.authorDeighan, Justin I.en
dc.contributor.authorMcClintock, William E.en
dc.contributor.authorLo, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorJakosky, Bruce M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-24T22:14:08Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-24T22:14:08Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-16-
dc.identifier.citationComparison of the Martian thermospheric density and temperature from IUVS/MAVEN data and general circulation modeling 2016, 43 (7):3095 Geophysical Research Lettersen
dc.identifier.issn00948276-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2016GL068388-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614739-
dc.description.abstractNewly released Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph/Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (IUVS/MAVEN) measurements of CO2 density in the Martian thermosphere have been used for comparison with the predictions of the Max Planck Institute Martian General Circulation Model (MPI-MGCM). The simulations reproduced (within one standard deviation) the available zonal mean density and derived temperature above 130 km. The MGCM replicated the observed dominant zonal wave number 3 nonmigrating tide and demonstrated that it represents a nonmoving imprint of the topography in the thermosphere. The comparison shows a great dependence of the simulated density and temperature to the prescribed solar flux, atomic oxygen abundances and gravity wave effects, with the former two being especially important in the thermosphere above 130 km and the latter playing a significant role both in the mesosphere and thermosphere.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIUVS/MAVEN data are archived in the Planetary Atmospheres Node of the Planetary Data System (http://pds-atmospheres.nmsu.edu). Modeling data supporting the figures are available upon request from A.S.M. (medvedev@mps.mpg.de). The work was partially supported by German Science Foundation (DFG) grant ME2752/3-1. E.Y. was partially supported by NASA grant NNX13AO36G.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAMER GEOPHYSICAL UNIONen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2016GL068388en
dc.rights©2016. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.en
dc.subjectGRAVITY-WAVESen
dc.subjectUPPER-ATMOSPHEREen
dc.subjectPOLAR WARMINGSen
dc.subjectMARSen
dc.subjectACCELEROMETERen
dc.subjectVARIABILITYen
dc.subjectTIDESen
dc.titleComparison of the Martian thermospheric density and temperature from IUVS/MAVEN data and general circulation modelingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Lunar & Planetary Laben
dc.identifier.journalGeophysical Research Lettersen
dc.description.noteEMBARGO "Publisher's version/PDF must be used in Institutional Repository 6 months after publication."en
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute for Solar System Research; Göttingen Germany-
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Geophysics; Tohoku University; Sendai Japan-
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute for Solar System Research; Göttingen Germany-
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute for Solar System Research; Göttingen Germany-
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute for Solar System Research; Göttingen Germany-
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute for Solar System Research; Göttingen Germany-
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Geophysics; Tohoku University; Sendai Japan-
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Geophysics; Tohoku University; Sendai Japan-
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Earth and Planetary Science; University of Tokyo; Tokyo Japan-
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; University of Colorado Boulder; Boulder Colorado USA-
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; University of Colorado Boulder; Boulder Colorado USA-
dc.contributor.institutionComputational Physics, Inc.; Springfield Virginia USA-
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; University of Colorado Boulder; Boulder Colorado USA-
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; University of Colorado Boulder; Boulder Colorado USA-
dc.contributor.institutionLunar and Planetary Laboratory; University of Arizona; Tucson Arizona USA-
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; University of Colorado Boulder; Boulder Colorado USA-
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