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Title

Using Airglow Measurements to Observe Gravity Waves in the Martian Atmosphere

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Advances in Space Research

Volume

38

Issue

4

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

10-2005

First Page

730

Last Page

738

DOI

10.1016/j.asr.2005.08.041

Abstract

In this paper, we present the first results of model simulations of the airglow response to gravity waves propagating in the Martian atmosphere. This modeling activity has been done in support of the development of two systems to monitor gravity wave activity in the Martian atmosphere through the measurement of contrast in the images of selected airglow features: a zenith-sky imaging system (MARES-Ground) designed to operate from the ground, and an orbiter-based imaging system (MARES-GWIM). Both systems are also briefly described here as well.

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Published by Elsevier in Advances in Space Research.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027311770501080X

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