Scientific innovations from the Mars aerosol optical depth based on satellite data with a temporal resolution of hours

Claus Gebhardt, Abdelgadir Abuelgasim

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Abstract

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), and possible future Mars stationary satellite(s) will provide innovative data products on the optical depth of dust and water ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere with a temporal resolution of hours. The science phase of TGO has begun in April 2018, and the EMM science operation is scheduled to start in 2021. In this work, the relationship between TGO, EMM, and precursor missions/instruments is analyzed based on the obtained data products. This is followed by discussing the foreseen innovation from the latter in the fields of Martian climatology and numerical weather forecasting. [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Article number31
JournalProgress in Earth and Planetary Science
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2019

Keywords

  • Aerosol optical depth
  • Data assimilation
  • Dust
  • Emirates Mars Mission (EMM)
  • ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)
  • Mars atmosphere
  • Mars climatology
  • Mars numerical weather forecasting
  • Mars stationary satellites
  • Water ice clouds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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