A numerical general circulation experiment for the atmosphere of Mars [by] C.B. Leovy and Y. Mintz.
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A numerical experiment for simulating the general circulation of the atmosphere of Mars is described and preliminary results form an initial experiment are given. The experimental conditions correspond to the Northern Hemisphere winter solstice on a planet, in the orbit of Mars, having an atmosphere composed entirely of CO2 and an initial surface pressure of 5 millibars. Important features indicated by the model are development of a fluctuating wave regime in the winter hemisphere, a large amplitude diurnal tide, and condensation of CO2 to form a winter polar ice cap. The preliminary character of this experiment is stressed and some future improvements are proposed.
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