Recent and planned improvements in the Mars Global Reference Atmospheric Model (Mars-GRAM)

C. G. Justus, B. F. James, D. L. Johnson

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Abstract

This paper gives a brief review of the Mars Global Reference Atmospheric Model and provides a technical discussion of recent additions and modifications. New features include a stability-limited mountain wave model, automatic comparison with the COSPAR Mars reference atmosphere, revised surface temperature parameterization, revised thermospheric model including new latitude and time-of-day variations and improved thermospheric winds, and capability to input climate adjustment factors to account for possible cooling or other changes since the Viking era. A brief plan is also outlined for future adaptation and use of Mars-GRAM in operational aerobraking applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1223-1231
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume19
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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