Using Airglow Measurements to Observe Gravity Waves in the Martian Atmosphere
Advances in Space Research
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.
Melo, S.M.L., O. Chiu, A. Garcia-Munoz, K. Strong, J.C. McConnell, T.G. Slanger, M.J. Taylor, R.P. Lowe, I.C. McDade, and D.L. Huestis, Using airglow measurements to observe gravity waves in the Martian atmosphere, Adv. Space Res., 38, 730-738, 2005.