Measuring Mars Atmospheric Winds From Orbit

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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020

Scott Guzewich J.B. Abshire. M.M. Baker, J.M. Battalio, T. Bertrand, A.J. Brown, A. Colaprete, A.M. Cook, D.R. Cremons, M.M. Crismani, A.I. Dave, M. Day, M.-C. Desjean, M. Elrod, L. K. Fenton, J. Fisher, L.L. Gordley, P. O. Hayne, N.G. Heavens, J.L. Hollingsworth, D. Jha, V. Jha, M.A. Kahre, A.SJ. Khayat, A.M. Kling, S.R. Lewis, B.T. Marshall, G. Martínez, L. Montabone, M.A. Mischna, C.E. Newman, A. Pankine, H. Riris, J. Shirley, M.D. Smith, A. Spiga, X. Sun, L.K. Tamppari, R.M.B. Young, D. Viúdez-Moreiras, G.L. Villaneuva, M.J. Wolff, R. J. Wilson

Wind is the process that connects Mars' climate system. Measurements of Mars atmospheric winds from orbit would dramatically advance our understanding of Mars and help prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. Multiple instrument candidates are in development and will be ready for flight in the next decade. We urge the Decadal Survey to make these measurements a priority for 2023-2032.

Comments: A White Paper submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:2007.05412 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2007.05412v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Scott Guzewich

[v1] Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:31:46 UTC (400 KB)

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