Fourth international workshop on the Mars atmosphere: Modelling and observations

Paris, February 8-11 2011

Program & list of abstracts

Oral presentation are 15 minutes long (12’+ 3’ questions) except specified otherwise.


Posters: The recommended poster size is about 90 cm wide x 100-120 cm high (i.e. A0 format).


Link to the abstracts sorted by first author names


Monday, February 7, 2011


Monday, 17:30- 19:30: Welcome reception at the top of the Zamansky tower on the Pierre and Marie Curie University - Jussieu campus, Place Jussieu, Paris.



Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Institut Océanographique de Paris (195, rue Saint-Jacques).


Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:30




The Mars Climate Sounder:


The Martian Lower and Middle atmosphere as Observed by the Mars Climate Sounder.

D.J. McCleese, J.T. Schofield, D.M. Kass, A. Kleinböhl, W.A. Abdou, R.W. Zurek, J.H. Shirley, S.B. Calcutt, P.G. J. Irwin, P.L. Read, F.W. Taylor, N. Teanby, N.G. Heavens, M.I. Richardson, J.L. Bandfield, S.R. Lewis and D.A. Paige


Observations of the Martian Climatology

D. M. Kass, A. Kleinböhl, D. J. McCleese, J. T. Schofield and M. D. Smith


MCS Measurements of Temperature and Aerosols at Multiple Local Times in the Martian Atmosphere

A. Kleinböhl, D. M. Kass, J. T. Schofield, D. J. McCleese


A Five Mars Year Climatology from Data assimilation Using MGS/TES and MRO/MCS Observations

L. Montabone, P. L. Read, S.R. Lewis, M. D. Smith, A. Kleinböhl, D. Kass, T. Schofield and D. J. McCleese,


Martian atmosphere data assimilation of TES and MCS retrievals

S. J. Greybush, E. Kalnay, T. Miyoshi, K. Ide, M. J. Hoffman, J. Eluszkiewicz, R. Hoffman and R. J. Wilson


Poster: A Comparison of the U.K. and LETKF TES Analyses

S. J. Greybush, E. Kalnay, T. Miyoshi, K. Ide, M. J. Hoffman, J. Eluszkiewicz, R. Hoffman and R. J. Wilson


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


10:30 – 11:00 : Coffee break


Tuesday, 11:00 – 12:30




Evaluation of an Optimal Spectral Sampling Retrieval Algorithm For Thermal Emission Spectrometer Radiances

M. J. Hoffman, J. Eluszkiewicz, R. Hoffman, S. J. Greybush, E. Kalnay and R. J. Wilson


Observations of Mars with Herschel: First Results

P. Hartogh, C. Jarchow, M. de Val-Borro, A. Medvedev, M. Rengel, B.M Swinyard, S. Sidher, E. Lellouch, R. Moreno, M. Blecka, G. Portyankina and H. Sagawa


Mars Mesospheric Winds Around Northern Spring Equinox - Comparison of Observations and Model

G. Sonnabend, D. Stupar, P. Kroetz, M. Sornig, L.Montabone and M. LopezValverde


Poster: Mars Mesospheric Winds: Strategy for Accurate Comparisons between Ground Based Observations and GCM Models

M. A. Lopez-Valverde, L. Montabone, G. Sonnabend and M. Sornig


Poster: Comparison of MGS Radio Science Mean Temperature Profiles with Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) Results

J. H. Shirley, J. T. Schofield, A. Kleinböhl, D. Kass, D. J. McCleese, J. Benson, and P. Wolkenberg


Poster: A Mars-Orbiting 2-micron LIDAR System to Monitor the Density, Winds and Dust of the Atmosphere of Mars

U. N. Singh, G. D. Emmitt, J.  S. Levine, W.C. Engelund, J. Yu, G. J. Koch and M. J. Kavaya




Recent upgrades, current capabilities and Near-Term plans of the Nasa ARC Mars Climate Modeling Group

J.L. Hollingsworth, R.M. Haberle, M.A. Kahre and J. Schaeffer


Back to The Basics: Improving the Prediction of Temperature, Pressure and Winds in the LMD General

Circulation Model

F. Forget,  E. Millour, J-B. Madeleine, A. Spiga, A. Colaitis , F. Gonzalez-Galindo, L. Montabone, F. Hourdin, F. Lefevre, F. Montmessin, S. R. Lewis, P.-L. Read   M.-A.  Lopez-Valverde. 


Poster: Modelling the Martian atmosphere using the GEM-Mars GCM

L. Neary and F. Daerden


Poster: Radiatively-Active Aerosols within Mars' atmosphere: Implications on the Weather and Climate as Simulated by the NASA ARC Mars GCM

J.L. Hollingsworth, M.A. Kahre, R.M. Haberle and F. Montmessin,


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


12:30 – 14:00  : Lunch break


Tuesday, 14:00 – 15:45




High Resolution General Circulation Model Experiments of the Martian atmosphere: Resolution Dependence of Disturbance and Surface Stress

Y. O. Takahashi, Y.Y. Hayashi, M. Odaka and W. Ohfuchi


Martian Meso/Micro-Scale Winds & Surface Energy Budget.
A. Spiga, F. Forget, J.B. Madeleine, L. Montabone, E. Millour, S. R. Lewis, D. P. Hinson


Variations in Martian Convective Boundary Layer Depth: Observations and Modelling Studies

S. R. Lewis, D. P. Hinson and A. Spiga


Turbulent Kinetic Energy Budget on Mars. Derivation from Ground-Based Data

G. M. Martinez, L. Vazquez and F. Valero


Poster: The Effect of Dust on the Martian Hadley Cells in the Presence of Topography at Equinox

A. M. Zalucha


Poster: Dust-Related interannual and intraseasonal Variability of Martian Climate Using Data assimilation

T. Ruan, L. Montabone, D. P. Mulholland, P. L. Read and S. R. Lewis


Poster: Development of an Atmospheric General Circulation Model and Sequential Experiments from an Earth-Like Planet to a Mars-Like Planet

Y. O. Takahashi, Y.Y. Hayashi, M. Ishiwatari, M. Odaka, K. Nakajima and Y. Morikawa




Monitoring Dust Opacities:


Short contribution (10’): Reconciling Dust Opacity Datasets and Building Multi-Annual Dust Scenarios For Mars Atmospheric Models

L. Montabone, M. T. Lemmon, M. D. Smith, M. J. Wolff, F. Forget and E. Millour


Monitoring atmospheric Dust Opacity at High Latitudes on Mars by Imaging Spectroscopy

S. Douté, X. Ceamanos, M. Vincendon, Y. Langevin and the OMEGA Team


Poster: Optical Depth of the Martian atmosphere and Surface Albedo from High Resolution Orbiter Images

E. V. Petrova, N. M. Hoekzema, W. J. Markiewicz and N. Thomas


Poster: The Scale-Height of Optical Depth in Valles Marineris as derived from Shadows in HRSC Images

N. M. Hoekzema, O. J. Stenzel, W. J. Markiewicz, E. V. Petrova and K. Gwinner


Poster: The Derivation of Atmospheric Opacity from Surface Temperature Observations.

R. J. Wilson , J. Noble, S. J. Greybush


Poster: The Optical Depth Sensor (ODS) For Mars and Earth Environments

P. Rannou, M. Perreux, J.-P. Pommereau and J.-L. Maria


Poster: Effects of Aerosols on the Observed Irradiance from the Ultraviolet To Near-infrared at the Surface of Mars

J. P. Mason , M. R. Patel and S.R Lewis


Discussion and posters announcements: 20’


15:45 – 16:15 : Tea break


Tuesday, 16:15 – 18:00




Baroclinic waves and dust storms:


Comparison of TES FFSM Eddies and MOC Storms, MY24-26

J. Noble, R. J. Wilson, R. M. Haberle, J. L. Hollingsworth, M. A. Kahre, J. R. Barnes, A. F. C. Bridger and B. A. Cantor


Baroclinic wave Transitions, Autumn Weather Patterns, and Dust Storms in the NorthernHemisphere of Mars

D. Hinson, H. Wang and M. Smith


Midwinter Suppression of Baroclinic Storm Activity on Mars: Observations and Models

P. L. Read, L. Montabone, D. P. Mulholland, S. R. Lewis, B. Cantor and R. J. Wilson


Planetary Wave Breaking and the "Surf Zone" in the Vicinity of the Martian Polar Vortex

T. H. McConnochie


Poster: Planetary Waves in the Martian atmosphere Observed with PFS/MEX Data

G. Sindoni, M. Giuranna, A. Geminale and D. Grassi


Modelling the dust cycle:


Spatially and Temporally Varying Dust Lifting Thresholds in a Martian GCM

D. P. Mulholland, P. L. Read, S. R. Lewis and F. Forget


Coupling Mars' Dust and Water Cycles: Effects on Dust Lifting Vigor, Spatial Extent and Seasonality

M. A. Kahre, J. L. Hollingsworth, R. M. Haberle and F. Montmessin


Short contribution (10’): Dust Cycle Modeling with the GFDL Mars General Circulation Model.

R.J. Wilson


Poster: A Complete Aerodynamic Roughness Map Derived from Rock Abundance Data: Extrapolation to High Latitudes

C., E Listowski,. Hébrard, A. Määttanen, F. Montmessin and  F. Forget


18:00 End of session


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Institut Curie, 12 rue Lhomond.


Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:30




Modelling the dust cycle (continued):


Regionality of Dust Storm Expansion on Mars

K. Ogohara and T. Satomura


Combined oral presentation (20’):  S. C. R. Rafkin

-         Wind Enhanced interaction of Radiation and Dust (Weird): Application Under a Realistic Scenario.   S. C. R. Rafkin, A. Rothchild and R. A. Pielke

-         Non-Local, Deep Transport in the atmosphere of Mars. S. C. R. Rafkin




Observations of Mars atmospheric Dust and Clouds with the Lidar Instrument on the Phoenix Mission

J. Whiteway, L. Komguem and C. Dickinson


Simulating Mars Boundary Layer Clouds and Precipitation Observed by the Lidar on Phoenix

F. Daerden and J. A. Whiteway


Limb Observations of the Martian atmosphere with Mars Express' High Resolution Stereo Camera

O. J. Stenzel, H. U. Keller, N. M. Hoekzema, W. J. Markiewicz and H. Hoffmann


Discussion: 10’


10:30 – 11:00 : Break


Wednesday, 11:00 – 12:30




Mars Climate Sounder Observations of Ice and Dust Layering in the Martian atmosphere

J. L. Benson, D. M. Kass and the MCS Team


Diversity of atmospheric components, detected by OMEGA/MEx limb observations

B. Gondet, J.-P Bibring, M. Vincendon


Vertical Distribution of Aerosols and Water Vapor Using CRISM Limb Observations

M.D. Smith, M. J. Wolff and R. Todd Clancy


Solar Occultation with SPICAM/UV onboard Mars Express: Retrieving Aerosol and Ozone Profiles

C. Listowski , A. Määttänen, F. Montmessin, F. Lefèvre and J.-L. Bertaux


Observations of Water Vapor Vertical Distribution by SPICAM/MEX and their Implications

L. Maltagliati, A. Fedorova, F. Montmessin, J.-L. Bertaux, O. Korablev, A. Reberac


Poster: Development of Limb Radiative Transfer Models For Mars Remote Sensing and Data assimilation

J. Eluszkiewicz, G. Uymin, D. E. Flittner, J.-L. Moncet, E. Mlawer and M. J. Wolff


Poster: The Vertical Distribution of Dust in the Martian atmosphere as Observed by the Mars Climate Sounder

N.G. Heavens, M.I. Richardson, A. Kleinböhl, D.M. Kass, D.J. McCleese, W. Abdou, J.L. Benson, J.T. Schofield, J.H. Shirley, and P.M. Wolkenberg


Poster: Spatial, Seasonal and Vertical Distribution of Water Ice Cloud Particle Size infered from OMEGA Limb Data

M. Vincendon, B. Gondet, C. Pilorget and Y. Langevin


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


12:30 – 14:30  : Lunch break


Wednesday, 14:30 – 16:45




Mapping Water Ice Clouds (and Ozone) with MRO/MARCI

M. J. Wolff, R. T. Clancy, B. Cantor and J-B. Madeleine


Comprehensive Size-Resolving Model of Water Ice Cloud in the Martian atmosphere

A.V. Burlakov and A.V. Rodin


Water Ice Clouds and thermal Structure in the Martian Tropics as Revealed by Mars Climate Sounder

R. J. Wilson


Radiative Effects of Water Ice Clouds on the Martian Seasonal Water Cycle

R.M. Haberle, F. Montmessin, M. A. Kahre, J.L. Hollingsworth, J. Schaeffer, M. J. Wolff and R. J. Wilson


Combined oral presentations (20’):  J-B. Madeleine

-           Aphelion Water-Ice Cloud Mapping and Property Retrieval using the OMEGA/MEX imaging spectrometer J.-B. Madeleine , F. Forget , A. Spiga , M. Wolff , F. Montmessin , M. Vincendon , D. Jouglet , B. Gondet , J.-P. Bibring , Y. Langevin and B. Schmitt

-        Modeling radiatively active water ice clouds: impact on the thermal structure and water cycle. J.-B. Madeleine , F. Forget and E. Millour.


Poster: Modelling Radiatively Active Water Ice Clouds in the Martian Water Cycle

L. Steele, S. R. Lewis, M. R. Patel and R. J. Wilson


Poster: Modeling the Seasonal Variability of the H2O Vapor and Ice Clouds in the Martian atmosphere

G. Machtoub, A. Medvedev and P. Hartogh


Poster: Simulating the Martian Water Vapor Cycle in the Past and Present using the Community Atmosphere Model

R. A. Urata and O. B. Toon


Poster: Retrieval of the Vertical Profiles of Water Vapour in the Martian atmosphere Using PACS onboard Herschel

G. Portyankina, P. Hartogh, H. Sagawa, and N. Thomas


Poster: Control of the water cycle by the regolith at the Phoenix Landing Site
J. Hanley, V. Chevrier, E. Rivera-Valentin




Mapping of [H2O], [HDO], and [HDO]/[H2O] on Mars Using Ground Based High-Resolution Spectroscopy

R.E. Novak, M. J. Mumma and G. L. Villanueva


Retrieval of Radon Column Densities and Uranium Concentrations from an Analysis of Mars Odyssey Gamma Ray Spectra

P-Y. Meslin, W.V. Boynton, D. Hamara, O. Gasnault, A.E. Metzger, J.-C. Sabroux, F. Forget and the GRS team





Poster: Mars-Gram 2010: Improving the precison of Mars-Gram

H. L. Justh, C. G. Justus and H. S. Ramey


Poster: An improved Mars Climate database

E. Millour, F. Forget, A. Spiga, S.R. Lewis, L. Montabone, P.L. Read, , M.A. López-Valverde, F. González-Galindo, F. Lefèvre,  F. Montmessin, M.-C. Desjean, , J.-P. Huot


Poster: Comparisons of Mars Climate Database: 4.3.1. and MarsGram2005 atmosphere Models on Exomars Landing Site

D. Carbonne, L. Lorenzoni, J.P. Huot, M.C. Desjean, F. Forget and S. Portigliotti


Poster: Characterizing the Martian atmosphere for the Exomars 2016 Lander

F. Forget, A. Spiga, L. Montabone, E. Millour, A. Colaitis, Vincent Bourrier and S. Portigliotti,


Poster: Surface Meteorology at the Proposed MSL Landing Sites

S. C. R. Rafkin and A. Rothchild


Discussion and posters announcements: 25’


Wednesday, 16:45: end of oral session


Wednesday, 17:00-20:00: POSTERS SESSION At Institut Océanographique de Paris


Good food and drinks…


Institut Oceanographique, 195, rue Saint-Jacques, 200 m from Institut Curie.




Thursday, February 10, 2011


Institut Océanographique de Paris, 195, rue Saint-Jacques.


Thursday, 9:00 – 10:30




Volumes of the Seasonal Polar Caps of Mars and Implications for Density

D. E. Smith and M. T. Zuber


Peculiar Phenomena of Sublimating Seasonal Deposits During Northern Spring on Mars

T. Appéré, B. Schmitt, Y. Langevin, A. Spiga, S. Douté1, A. Pommerol, F. Forget, B. Gondet and J.-P. Bibring


Observations of Surface Ices and Seasonal Frosts with the L and V Channels of OMEGA / MEX

Y. Langevin., Vincendon M., Bibring J-P., Gondet B.


Dark Spots and Cold Jets in Polar Regions: New Clues from Models

C. Pilorget, F. Forget, E. Millour, M. Vincendon and J.-B. Madeleine


Effects of atmospheric Dust on Residual South Polar Cap

P.B. James and P.C. Thomas


Poster: Martian CO2 Cycle from Time-Variable Gravity and LOD Observation

O. Karatekin, A. Konopliv and C. Yoder


Poster: Spectral Analyses and Grain Size Determination in Mare Boreum Ice Caps from CRISM

R. Aishwarya


Poster: Water and CO2 Ice in the Dark Dune Spots, Richardson Crater

F. Schmidt, A. Kereszturi, and M. Vincendon


Poster: Project of an Environmental Cell for the Condensation and Metamorphism of CO2 ice

F. Grisolle, B. Schmitt, P. Beck, O. Brissaud, S. Douté and F. Forget


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


10:30 – 11:00 : Coffee break


Thursday, 11:00 – 12:30




Sulfur in the Martian atmosphere:


A Search for SO2 on Mars from Infrared Spectroscopy

T. Encrenaz, T. K. Greathouse, M. J. Richter, B. Bézard, T. Fouchet.


Looking For SO2: A Spectroscopic Study of Martian UV Albedo using SPICAM

E. Marcq, F. Montmessin, F. Lefèvre and A. Reberac


Sulfur Chemistry in the Early and Present atmosphere of Mars

J.S. Levine and M.E. Summers


Methane in the Martian atmosphere:


Methane on Mars: Measurements and Possible Origins.

Michael J. Mumma, Geronimo L. Villanueva, Robert E. Novak, Yana L. Radeva, H. Ulrich Kaufl, Alan Tokunaga, therese Encrenaz and Paul Hartogh


Chemistry of Methane and Related Hydrocarbons in the atmosphere of Mars

F. Lefèvre, E. Hébrard et F. Forget


Poster: Mapping the Methane on Mars: Seasonal Comparison

M. R. Chizek, J. R. Murphy, S. Fonti, G. A. Marzo, M. A. Kahre, T. L. Roush


Poster: High Resolution Ground-Based Observations of Methane in the Martian atmosphere at 7.8 microns wavelength

D. Stupar, G. Sonnabend, T. Stangier and M. Sornig


Poster: A Miniaturized Gas Correlation Radiometer for Mapping Multiple Trace Gases in the Martian atmosphere

E. L. Wilson, E. M. Georgieva, M. Neveu and H. Jean


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


12:30 – 14:00  : Lunch break


Thursday 14:00-15:30




O3 and O2 in the Martian atmosphere:


First Detection of O2 Recombination Nightglow Emission at 1.27 µm in the Atmosphere of Mars With OMEGA/MEX and Comparison with Model

J.L. Bertaux, B. Gondet, J.P. Bibring, F. Montmessin and F. Lefèvre


MRO CRISM and MARCI Observations of Mars Ozone

R. T. Clancy, M. Wolff, M. Smith, B. Cantor and F. Lefèvre


The O2 Dayglow Observations with the SPICAM IR Experiment on Mars-Express

S. A. Guslyakova, A. A. Fedorova, O. I. Korablev, J.-L. Bertaux, F. Montmessin and F.Lefevre


Study of the Oxygen Dayglow in the Martian atmosphere with Nadir Data of PFS-MEX

A. Geminale, V. Formisano, A. García Muñoz, G. Sindoni, M. Giuranna and D. Grassi


Transport-Driven Formation of an Ozone Layer at the Mars Winter Poles

F. Montmessin, F. Lefèvre, J.-L Bertaux and B. Gondet


Poster: Simulations of the O2 IR atmospheric Emissions in the Martian atmosphere

M.E.Gagné, K. Strong and S. M. L. Melo


Poster: An investigation of Martian atmospheric Trace Species using Laboratory and Computer-Based Simulation

M. K. D. Duffy, S. R. Lewis and N. J. Mason


Abstract only: An Extended View of Ozone on Mars

K. E. Fast, T. Kostiuk, F. Lefèvre, T. Hewagama and T. A. Livengood


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


15:30 – 16:00: Tea Break


Thursday 16:00-18:00




Revisiting the Radiative Balance of the Mesosphere of Mars.

M. A. Lopez-Valverde, F. Gonzalez-Galindo, M. Lopez-Puertas


Observations of thermal Tides in the middle atmosphere of Mars by the SPICAM instrument

P. withers, R. D. Pratt, J.L. Bertaux, F. Montmessin, J. F. Forbes and Y. Moudden


Polar Warming in the Martian Atmosphere: An Analysis of Data from Modern Spacecraft

T. McDunn, S. Bougher, A. Kleinböhl and F. Forget


Coupling of Mars Lower and Upper atmosphere Revisited: Impacts of Gravity Wave Momentum Deposition on Upper atmosphere Structure

S. W. Bougher and T. McDunn, J. Murphy and M. Chizek and A. Kleinböhl


Effects of Gravity Wave Drag in the Martian atmosphere: Simulations with A GCM

A. S. Medvedev, E. Yigit and P. Hartogh


Study of the Martian Ionosphere with A General Circulation Model

F. GonzalezGalindo, M.A. L´opezValverde, G. Gilli and F. Forget


Thermospheric and Exospheric Studies of the Martian Hydrogen Lyman-Alpha Emission

J-Y. Chaufray, F. Forget, J. T. Clarke, K. D. Retherford, D. G. Horvath, M. S. Chaffin, N. Schneider, J-L. Bertaux, E. Quémerais and F. Leblanc


Poster: Development and Validation of the Ground-To-Exosphere Mars GITM Code: Solar Cycle and Seasonal Variations of the Upper atmosphere

S. W. Bougher, A. Ridley, D. Pawlowski, J. M. Bell and S. Nelli


Poster: Modeling Polar Warming at Mars: Preliminary Results of the Newly Vertically Extended Mars-WRF GCM and Comparisons with Constraints from Data

T. McDunn, S. Bougher, M. Mischna, J. Murphy and S. Nelli


Poster: Modeling Ionization, Electron-Ion Recombination, and Vertical Diffusion in An Isothermal Martian Ionosphere

D. L. Huestis


Poster: 3d GCM-Ionosphere Model To Describe the Martian Ionospheric Dynamics

J-Y. Chaufray, F. Forget, F. Gonzales-Galindo, M.A. Lopez-Valderde, F. Leblanc, P-L. Blelly and O. Witasse


Poster: Aurora on Mars

O. Witasse, R. Ligi, , P.-L. Blell and , F. Montmessin


Poster: HST Observations of the Martian Hydrogen Corona

J.T. Clarke, J.-Y. Chaufray, J.-L. Bertaux, G.R. Gladstone, E. Quemerais and J.K. Wilson


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


Thursday, 18:00: end of session


Thursday, 19:30 : Dinner cruise on the Seine River          (included in the registration fee).


The boat leaves at 20:30


Friday, February 11, 2011


Institut Océanographique de Paris, 195, rue Saint-Jacques.


Friday, 9:00 – 10:45




Three Martian Years of Observations of Mesospheric CO2 Clouds on Mars with OMEGA/MEX and HRSC/MEX

A. Määttänen, F. Montmessin, B. Gondet, H. Hoffmann, F. Scholten, E. Hauber, F. Gonzalez-Galindo, A. Spiga, F. Forget, J.-P. Bibring, G. Neukum and J.-L. Bertaux


Distribution and Properties of Carbon Dioxide Clouds Derived from CRISM Data

M. Vincendon, C. Pilorget, B. Gondet, J.-P. Bibring and S. Murchie


Short contribution (10’):  MCS Climatology of Detached, Localized Haze Layers

D. M. Kass, W. A. Abdou, D. J. McCleese, J. T. Schofield and A. Määttänen


Short contribution (10’): Existence of Supercold atmospheric Layers in the Martian Mesosphere

F. Montmessin, F. Forget, J.-L. Bertaux, A. Spiga and A. Maattanen


Short contribution (10’): Temperatures and Winds in the Martian Mesosphere from CO2 Clouds Observations and GCM Simulations

F. GonzalezGalindo, A. Määttänen, A. Spiga and F. Forget


Short contribution (10’): Martian Mesospheric CO2 Clouds & Gravity Wave Activity.
A. Spiga, F. Gonzalez-Galindo, F. Forget, M.A. LopezValverde


Simulation of the Mesospheric CO2 Ice Clouds on Mars Using A General Circulation Model

T. Kuroda


Atmospheric Convection with Condensation of the Major Component

T. Yamashita, M. Odaka, K. Sugiyama, K. Nakajima, M. Ishiwatari, Y. O. Takahashi and Y.-Y. Hayashi


Poster: Mesospheric CO2 Clouds on Mars: Hypotheses on their Dynamical and Microphysical Origin

A. Määttänen , F. Montmessin, F. Gonzalez-Galindo, A. Spiga and F. Forget


10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break


Friday, 11:15 – 12:30




Learning from the surface


Geologic Evidence for Latitude-Dependent Water-Related Deposits on Mars: Implications for Climate History and the Hydrological Cycle on Mars

J. W. Head.


Constraints on Martian Climate History from Icy Impact Craters

N. Schörghofer


New Constraints on Mars Paleoclimate from Orbital Radar Studies of Polar and Mid-Latitude Ice Deposits

J.W. Holt, R.J. Phillips, S.R. Christian, B. Davis, I.B. Smith, T.C. Brothers, E. Quartini, K. Tanaka and N. Putzig


Implications for Current and Past atmospheric Conditions of Mars from Radar Stratigraphic Studies of Spiral Troughs in the North Polar Layered Deposits

B. Smith and J. W. Holt,


Observational Constraints on atmospheric Pressure on Mars in the Amazonian

M. A. Kreslavsky


12:30 – 14:00  : Lunch break


Friday 14:00-15:45




Learning from models


Modelling past Mars Climates and water cycle with a thicker CO2 atmosphere

R. Wordsworth, F. Forget, E. Millour, J-B.Madeleine, B. Charnay, R.M. Haberle, V. Eymet.


Ancient Mars and atmospheric Collapse

A. Soto, M.A. Mischna and M.I. Richardson


Explosive Volcanic Eruptions into the Martian atmosphere

L. Kerber, J. W. Head, J.-B. Madeleine, F. Forget, L. Wilson and J.S. Levine


Poster: Localized Precipitation, Lake-Effect Storms, and Erosion on Mars.

E. S. Kite, Scot C.R. Rafkin, Timothy I. Michaels and Michael Manga,


Poster: Conditions for a Thick Ozone Layer in Mars' Past

J. Deighan and R. E. Johnson


Poster: Astrophysics for A warm, wet early Martian Atmosphere

L. M. Riofrio





2011 and 2013:


Observations of the Martian atmosphere from Phobos Grunt Mission

O. I. Korablev, A. V. Zakharov, L. M. Zelenyi, A. V. Grigoriev, A. Trokhimovsky and F. Montmessin


Rover Environmental Monitoring Station for MSL mission

J. Gomez-Elvira and the REMS team.                 


The 2013 Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) Mission to Mars

B. M. Jakosky


Poster: Radiative Transfer and Error Analysis Methods For the MSL/REMS Ground Temperature Sensor

F. Javier Martín-Torres, Alejandro Soto, Ian McEwan, Mark Richardson, and Javier Gómez-Elvira


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


15:45 – 16:15: Tea Break


Friday 16:15-18:00


The Exomars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter.


The Exomars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter

O. Witasse and M. Allen


MATMOS: the Mars atmospheric Trace Molecule Occultation Spectrometer

P.O. Wennberg, V.J. Hipkin, J.R. Drummond, Dalhousie U., G.C. Toon, M. Allen, J.-F. Blavier, L.R. Brown, A. Kleinböhl, J.P.D. Abbatt, B. Sherwood Lollar, K. Strong, K.A. Walker, P.F. Bernath, R.T. Clancy, E.A. Cloutis, D.J. DesMarais, J.M. Eiler, Y.L. Yung, T. Encrenaz and J.C. McConnell


Poster: The Mars atmospheric Trace Molecule Occultation Spectrometer: Science Objectives

V. J. Hipkin, P.O. Wennberg, J. R. Drummond, G. Toon, M. Allen, J-F Blavier, L. Brown, A. Kleinbohl, J. Abbatt, B. Sherwood Lollar, K. Strong, K. Walker, P. Bernath, R.T. Clancy, E. Cloutis, D. DesMarais, J. Eiler, Y. Yung, T. Encrenaz and J. McConnell


NOMAD, a Spectrometer Suite for Nadir and Solar Occultation Observations on the Exomars Trace Gas Orbiter

A.C. Vandaele, F. Daerden, R. Drummond, E. Neefs, J.-J. López-Moreno, J. Rodriguez Gomez, M. R. Patel, G. Bellucci and the NOMAD team


EMCS: the Exomars Climate Sounder (EMCS) Investigation

J. T. Schofield, D. M. Kass, A. Kleinböhl, D. J. McCleese, M. A. Allen, M. C. Foote, M. Jeganathan, F. Forget, A. Spiga, O. Talagrand, F. Lefèvre, A. Määttänen, T. Fouchet, N. Bowles, S. B. Calcutt, P. G. J. Irwin, P. L. Read, S. R. Lewis, J. R. Barnes, S. W. Bougher and R. M. Haberle


MAGIE: Eyes in the Sky with the Exomars Trace Gas Orbiter Mars Atmospheric Global Imaging Experiment.

B. A. Cantor, M. J. Wolff, M. A. Ravine , J. F. Bell III, F. Daerden,, A. A. Fedorova,, F. Forget, Y. Langevin,, M. T. Lemmon, F. Montmessin,, H. Wang, , K. S. Edgett , M. Clark, M. A. Caplinger, P. Otjens, J. Schaffner.


HISCI  Experiment On Exomars Trace Gas Orbiter

A. McEwen, N. Thomas, W.J. Markiewicz, J. Bridges, S. byrne, G. Cremonese, W. Delamere, C. Hansen, E. Hauber, A. Ivanov, L. Kestay, R. Kirk, N. Mangold, M. Massironi, S. Mattson, C. Okubo and J. Wra


Discussion and posters announcements: 15’


Friday, 18:00: end of workshop