MarsWRF 3 Simulation Comparison

Published: 18-12-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r7zm22h7x4.1
Claus Gebhardt,
Ricardo Fonseca,
Javier Martin-Torres,
Maria-Paz Zorzano


3 simulations by the MarsWRF model are the basis of this research study. These include 2 simulations with a horizontal resolution of 2°×2°, which have "interactive" and "prescribed" dust parametrization, respectively. Moreover, there is 1 simulation at the extremely high horizontal resolution of 0.5°×0.5°. The comparison of the "interactive" and "prescribed" dust simulations allows for characterizing feedback between Mars dust and radiation. The comparison of simulations with 2°×2° and 0.5°×0.5° addresses questions related to the horizontal model resolution and quality of the Martian dust cycle simulation. A particular focus are the implications for the dynamics of Mars dust storms.