Mars atmosphere modelling and observations


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  • Notice that, in Spain, lunch is usually after 2pm and dinner after 9pm

  • The time allocated to each presentation does NOT include question and discussions

  • In each session, a total amount of time is allocated for questions and discussion. This flexible time will be managed by the (brilliant) session chairmen.

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  • Monday, January 13, 2003

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    Monday, session 1 :8:30 - 11:00

    (Presentation: 93' ; questions and discussion : 42' ; registration 15')
  • 8:30 : Registration & abstract book

  • 8:45 Welcome and introduction (5')


  • TES and THEMIS instrument description and thermal structure observations
    (2 abstracts : 1) TES: M. D. Smith, B. J. Conrath, J.C. Pearl and P.R. Christensen ; 2) THEMIS: M. D. Smith, J. L. Bandfield, M. I. Richardson, and P. R. Christensen) 25'

  • Planetary eddies in the Martian atmosphere: FFSM analysis of TES data
    (J.R. Barnes) 10'

  • Results from radio occultations with Mars Global Surveyor
    (D. P. Hinson and R. J. Wilson): 20'

  • The orbital (Ls) variation of thermal structure over the 60-80 km Mars atmospheric region
    (R. T. Clancy, B. J. Sandor and G. Moriaty-Schieven) 10'

  • Atmospheric wave structure derived from Mars Global Surveyor Horizon sensor data.
    (T. Z. Martin and J. R. Murphy) 10'

  • Mars surface boundary layer meteorology observations from Viking and Pathfinder.
    (S.E. Larsen, H. E.Jørgensen, J. Murphy, J. E. Tillman, J.T. Schofield) 10'

  • Poster presentation : Forced and traveling waves in the Martian atmosphere from MGS TES nadir data
    (D. Banfield, B. Conrath, R. J. Wilson and M. Smith) 3'

  • 11:00 - 11:30 : Coffee break

    Monday session 2 : 11:30 - 13:30

    (Presentation: 80' ; questions and discussion : 40')
  • The effect of the 2001 Martian global dust storm on middle atmosphere emissions due to the 10 ?m non-LTE CO2 hot bands observed by MGS/TES
    (W. C. Maguire et al.): 10'


  • The NASA/AMES Mars General Circulation Model: Model improvement and comparison with observations
    (R. M. Haberle et al.) 20'

  • General circulation simulated by the LMD-AOPP GCM: Update on model design and comparison with observations
    (F. Forget et al.) 20'

  • Recent advances in the development of a European Mars climate model at Oxford.
    (P. L. Read et al.) 10'

  • GCM simulation of thermal tides in the Mars atmosphere
    (R. J. W ilson, D. Banfield, D. P. Hinson, and M. D. Smith) 20'

  • 13:30 - 15:00 : Lunch break

    Monday session 3 : 15:00 - 16:45

    (Presentation: 72' ; questions and discussion : 33')
  • Zonal mean circulation obtained by a newly developed Martian atmospheric General Circulation Model.
    (Y. O. Takahashi et al.) 10'

  • Interannual variability in Mars' atmosphere.
    (A. F. C. Bridger and J. L. Hollingsworth) 10'

  • Cyclogenesis and frontal waves on Mars
    (J. L. Hollingsworth) 10'


  • Data assimilation for the Martian atmosphere using MGS Thermal Emission Spectrometer observations
    (S. R. Lewis et al.) 10'

  • Assimilation of TES data from the Mars Global Surveyor scientific mapping phase.
    (L. Montabone et al.) 10'

  • Data assimilation of Mars Global Surveyor meteorology
    (H. Houben) 10'


  • Poster presentation : Towards an intermediate complexity Martian climate simulator.
    (J. Segschneider et al.) 3'

  • Poster presentation : The MAOAM project
    (P. Hartogh et al.) 3'

  • Poster presentation : Breeding vectors and predictability in the Oxford Mars GCM
    (C. E. Newman, P. L. Read and S. R. Lewis) 3'

  • Poster presentation : Carnot thermodynamics of the Martian atmosphere
    (R. D. Lorenz) 3'

  • Poster : Migrating diurnal tides in the Martian atmosphere : numerical investigations
    (Y. O. Takahashi, H. Fujiwara and H. Fukunishi)

  • Poster : Non-LTE model for infrared radiation  in the Martian atmosphere
    (A.A. Kutepov, W.C. Maguire, M.D. Smith, J.C. Pearl, B.J. Conrath A.G. Feofilov, O.A. Gusev)

    16:45 - 17:15 : Tea break

  • Monday session 4 : 17:15 - 19:15

    (Presentation: 75' ; questions and discussion : 45')


  • Intercomparison: Lower atmosphere radiative transfer model (H. Savijarvi) : 10'
  • GCM Intercomparison: zonal mean fields (A. F. C. Bridger) 10'
  • GCM Intercomparison: Stationary wave (J. L. Hollinsworth) 10'
  • GCM Intercomparison: Tides and travelling waves (J. R. Wilson): 10'

  • Results obtained with the MGS and Mars Odyssey 2001 accelerometer experiments
    (G. M. Keating et al.) 15'

  • MGS accelerometer data analysis with the LMD GCM.
    (M. Angelats i Coll et al.) 10'

  • MGS accelerometer and radio science analysis using the coupled Ames-MGCM / Michigan TGCM
    (S. W. Bougher) No abstract 10'

  • Posters & wines: Monday 19:15- 20:30

    Tuesday, January 14, 2003

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    Tuesday session 1 :8:30 - 10:15

    (Presentation: 70' ; questions and discussion : 35')


  • Reflections on Mars global climate modeling from a mesoscale meteorologist
    (S. C. R. Rafkin) 20'

  • Development of the Oregon state university Mars MM5 and description of our initial results.
    (D. Tyler and J. R. Barnes) 15'

  • The Cornell/Caltech Mars MM5 mesoscale model
    (A. D. Toigo and M. I. Richardson) 15'

  • Two dimensional simulations of Martian mesoscale circulation phenomena: a review and future role
    (T. Siili, H. Savijärvi, A. Määttänen and J. Kauhanen) 10'

  • Intercomparison of mesoscale models (D. Tyler) 10'

  • Poster: Simulating the late-summer atmospheric circulation of the Martian north pole region.
    (D. Tyler and J. R. Barnes)

  • Poster: Numerical modelling of Martian dust devils
    (A. D. Toigo, M. I. Richardson, and P. J. Gierash)

  • 10:15 - 10:45 : Coffee break

    Tuesday session 2 : 10:45 - 13:30

    (Presentation: 125' ; questions and discussion : 40')



  • Mars Orbiter Camera meteorological observations
    (B. A. Cantor and M. Malin) 25'

  • Mars Orbiter Camera climate observations
    (M. Malin and B. A. Cantor) 25'

  • TES observations of aerosol optical depth and water vapor abundance
    (M. D. Smith, B. J. Conrath, J.C. Pearl and P.R. Christensen) 30'

  • Variations in aerosol particle properties for Mars ice and dust clouds
    (2 abstracts: 1) M. J. Wolff and R. T. Clancy; 2) R.T. Clancy and M. J. Wolff) 20'

  • Clouds detected by the Mars Observer Laser Altimeter
    (G. A. Neuman, M. T. Zuber and D. E. Smith) 10'


  • Dust cycles and storms in a Mars GCM
    (C. E. Newman, P. L. Read, S. R. Lewis and F. Forget.): 15'

  • 13:30 - 15:00 : Lunch break

    Tuesday session 3 : 15:00 - 16:45

    (Presentation: 72' ; questions and discussion : 33' )
  • Modelling the Martian water cycle
    (M. I. Richardson) 20'

  • Water-ice clouds in the LMDs Martian General Circulation Model
    (F. Montmessin and F. Forget.) 10'

  • GCM simulations of the Martian water cycle
    (H. M. Böttger, S. R. Lewis, P. L. Read and F. Forget) 10'

  • Simulation of the water cycle
    (H. Houben) 7'

  • The incorporation of water ice cloud microphysics in a Mars General Circulation Model
    (A. V. Rodin and R. J. Wilson.) 10'

  • Poster presentation: Report on two topics: relationship between the dust and water cycles in the GCM; Dust devils at Pathfinder.
    (S. M. Nelli and J. R. Murphy) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Formation, evolution and estimated radiance of surface fogs in low and middle latitudes on Mars
    (A. Inada, W.J. Markiewicz and T. Mukai) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Sublimation of water from the North polar cap on Mars.
    (C. S. Hvidberg and H. J. Zwally) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Mountain glaciers on Mars? Characterization of western Tharsis Montes fan shaped deposits using MGS data.
    (J. W. Head and D. R. Marchant): 3'

  • Poster presentation: Atmospheric and hydrological cycles on Mars related to Tharsis superplume.
    (J. M. Dohm et al.) 3'

  • 16:45 - 17:15 : Tea break

    Tuesday session 4 : 17:15 - 19:00

    (Presentation: 69' ; questions and discussion : 36')
  • Intercomparison: GCM/dust transport models (C. Newman) 10'

  • Intercomparison: water vapour cycle simulation (TBC) (M. Richardson) 10'

  • Intercomparison: water cloud simulation (A. Colaprete) 10'


  • High resolution spectroscopic observations of Mars : recent results
    (V. Krasnopolsky) 10'

  • Photochemistry of the Martian atmosphere
    (R.T Clancy et al.) No abstract 10'

  • Coupling a photo chemical model and the LMD GCM
    (F. Lefevre, S. Lebonnois and F. Forget) 10'

  • Poster presentation: Modelling the annual cycle of carbon monoxide in the Martian atmosphere
    (M. M. Joshi, R. M. Haberle and R. T. Clancy) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Ultraviolet radiation on the surface of Mars and a UV spectrometer on Mars
    (D. C. Catling et al.) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Martian Modelling for the design of UV sensors for Mars surface
    (C. Muller, D. Gillotay and D. Moreau) 3'

  • Poster : A stringent upper limit of the H2O2 abundance in the Martian atmosphere
    (T. Encrenaz et al.)

  • 19:00 End of session

    20:00 Busses leaves to the workshop dinner

    Wednesday, January 15, 2003

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    Wednesday session 1 : 8:30 - 10:30

    (Presentation: 80' ; questions and discussion : 40')


  • CO2 cycle: Two martian years of polar IR observations
    (T. N. Titus et al.) 20'

  • Effects of atmospheric dust on the recession of the seasonal south polar cap.
    (P. B. James et al.) 10'

  • Martian polar clouds
    (P. G. Ford and G. H. Pettengill): 10'

  • Numerical simulation of the winter wave clouds observed by Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Altimeter
    (G. Tobie, F. Forget and F. Lott) 10'

  • A comparison of Mars GCM carbon dioxide cloud simulations with observations
    (A. Colaprete and R. M. Haberle ) 10'

  • Seasonal changes in the masses of the polar ice caps of Mars derived from Mars Global surveyor gravity
    (D. E. Smith and M. T. Zuber): 10'

  • Estimation of temporal changes in the mean global atmospheric pressure on Mars from MGS Doppler tracking
    (M. T. Zuber and D. E. Smith) 10'

  • 10:30 - 11:00 : Coffee break

    Wednesday session 2 : 11:00 - 13:30

    (Presentation: 103' ; questions and discussion : 47')


  • The NCAR Mars Thermospheric General Circulation Model: a review
    (S. W. Bougher, S. Engel and P. Withers) 20'

  • Mars' upper atmosphere and ionosphere at low, medium, and high solar activities
    (W. Krasnopolsky) 10'

  • Theoretical 1D model of the energetics, composition and vertical transport of the Martian upper atmosphere
    (M. Lopez-Valverde, F. Gonzalez-Galindo, M. Angelats-i-Coll, F. Forget, F. Hourdin) 10'

  • Fast parameterizations of UV heating and photochemistry for GCM models of the Martian atmosphere
    (F. Gonzalez-Galindo and M. A. Lopez- Valverde) 10'

  • Towards a global model of the martian atmosphere-thermosphere
    (M. Angelats-i-coll et al.) 10'

  • The current status of the UCL Mars thermospheric model
    (T. Moffat and A. D. Aylward) 10'

  • A new Mars ionosphere/airglow model between 60 and 500 km altitude.
    (O. Witasse et al.) 10'

  • Intercomparison : Upper atmosphere radiative transfert model (M. Lopez Valverde) 10'

  • Intercomparison : Mars 3D Thermosphere Models (M. Angelats I Coll) 10'

  • Poster presentation : Development of a surface-to-exosphere Mars atmosphere model.
    (G. Crowley et al.) 3'

  • 13:30 - 15:00 : Lunch break

    Wednesday session 3 : 15:00 - 17:15

    (Presentation: 94' ; questions and discussion : 41')


    MARS EXPRESS (2003)

  • The Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS) onboard the European Mars Express mission
    (V. Formisano et al. ) 15'

  • Poster presentation: PFS: evaluation of atmospheric sounding capabilities
    (D. Grassi et al.) 3'

  • PFS Measurements and Statistics Between Orbit 17 and 116 of Mars Express Mission.
    (A. Maturilli, V. Formisano and D. Grassi) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Validation of Mars General Circulation Models using spectrally resolved data from PFS
    (C. Fiorenza et al.) 3'

  • SPICAM on Mars Express: The atmosphere of Mars from top to bottom
    (J.-L. Bertaux, S. Guibert, O. Korablev, and the SPICAM team ) 10'

  • The Mars Express Orbiter radio science experiment
    (D. Hinson, M. Paetzold et al.) No abstract 7'

  • Poster presentation : Optical depth retrievals with the HRSC on Mars Express
    (N. M. Hoekzema, W. J. Markiewicz and H. U. Keller ) 3'

  • Poster presentation : Pressure measurements from 2.0 microns CO2 band by remote sensing : reanalysis of Phobos/ISM and preparation of Mars Express/Omega observations
    (Melchiorri et al) 3'

  • Poster presentation : Observation of pressure variations in the Martian atmosphere. Potential applications to Omega/Mars Express
    (A. Gendrin, S. Erard, R. Melchiorri and P. Drossart) No Abstract


  • Atmospheric Science with Mars Exploration Rover 2003
    (M. Wolff et al.) No abstract 7'


  • Atmospheric science on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
    (R. Zurek) 10'

  • Objectives of the Mars Climate Sounder on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
    (D. McCleese et al.) 15'


  • Poster presentation: DynAMO, an imaging interferometer for satellite observations of wind and temperature on Mars
    (W. E. Ward et al.) 3'

  • Poster presentation : Sounding mars by Schumann resonances and electromagnetic transparence
    (J. A. Morente et al.) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Evaluation of geodetic measurement in the determination of Martian global-scale seasonal CO2 change
    (O. Karatekin et al.) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Optimal orbits for Mars atmosphere remote sensing
    (M. Capderou and F. Forget) 3'

  • Poster presentation: Observing Mars with large ground-based telescopes using adaptive optics.
    (J. Bailey and D. Crisp) 3'

  • 17:15 - 17:45 : Tea break

    Wednesday session 4 : 17:45 - 19:30

    (Presentation: 73' ; questions and discussions : 32')


  • Netlander ATMIS: overview: objectives and current instrument status
    (A. M. Harri et al.) 6'

  • Netlander ATMIS wind and temperature instruments
    (D. Crisp et al.) 6'

  • The Pascal Mars Scout mission
    (R. M. Haberle and the Pascal team.) 10'

  • The optical depth sensor (ODS) on Netlander and Pascal missions
    P. Rannou et al. 6'

  • MAMBO : the Mars Atmosphere Microwave Brightness Observer
    (F. Forget and the MAMBO team) 10'

  • DYNAMO: A Mars upper atmosphere package for investigating solar wind interaction and escape processes, and mapping magnetic fields
    (Chassefiere et al.) 10'


  • Mars Global Reference atmospheric model (Mars-GRAM) and database for mission design
    (C. G. Justus, A. Duvall and D. L. Johnson.) 10'

  • The Mars Climate Database.
    (S. J. Bingham et al.) 10'

  • Mars International Reference Atmosphere (no abstract)
    (G. M. Keating) 5'


    Wednesday 19:30 : End of workshop