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Title: Interannual variability of dust and ice in the Mars atmosphere : Comparison of MRO Mars Climate Sounder Retrievals with MGS-TES Limb Sounding Retrievals
Authors: Shirley, J. H.
McConnochie, T. H.
Kleinbohl, A.
Schofield, J. T.
Kass, D.
Heavens, N. G.
Benson, J.
McCleese, D. J.
Keywords: Mars Atmosphere
Mars Climate Sounder (MCS)
Issue Date: 3-Oct-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011.
Citation: EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011, Nantes, France, October 2-7, 2011
Abstract: Dust and ice play important roles in Martian atmospheric dynamics on all time scales. Dust loading in particular exerts an important control on atmospheric temperatures and thereby on the strength of the atmospheric circulation in any given year. We present the first comparisons of MGS-TES aerosol opacity profiles with MRO-MCS aerosol opacity profiles. While the differences in vertical resolution are significant (a factor of 2), we find good agreement at particular seasons between nightside zonal average dust opacity profiles from the two instruments. Derived water ice opacities are likewise similar but show greater variability.
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