5/5/2017 - Understanding Mars and Venus with a Global Climate Model


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Geology 3814

Presented By:
Thomas Navarro - UCLA


A Global Climate Model (GCM) is a convenient and powerful tool for studying any planetary atmosphere. I will give three examples of its application for Mars and Venus. First, I will explain how the modeling of water ice clouds unravels the water cycle on Mars, today and in its recent past. Then, I will present techniques to reconcile a GCM with observations, in particular inside Martian dust storms. Finally, I will tackle the modeling of mysterious gigantic gravity waves recently seen on Venus.

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