Significant vertical water transport by mountain-induced circulations on Mars

@inproceedings{Michaels2006SignificantVW,
  title={Significant vertical water transport by mountain-induced circulations on Mars},
  author={Timothy Michaels and Anthony Colaprete and Scot C. Randell Rafkin},
  year={2006}
}
[1] Using a 3-D, non-hydrostatic mesoscale Mars atmospheric model with detailed aerosol/cloud microphysics, we show that the formation of discrete afternoon clouds over the Olympus Mons volcano is due to the symbiosis of upslope thermal flow and a lee mountain wave circulation, and that these clouds exhibit complex particle distributions. Furthermore, we illustrate that this and other mountain-induced circulations transport large quantities of dust, water vapor, and water ice aerosol from lower… CONTINUE READING