Temperature response of Mars to Milankovitch cycles

@article{Schorghofer2008TemperatureRO,
  title={Temperature response of Mars to Milankovitch cycles},
  author={Norbert Schorghofer},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={35}
}
  • N. Schorghofer
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Physics
  • Geophysical Research Letters
On Mars annual mean surface temperature near ±60° latitude varies predominately with precession and is not closely related to annual mean insolation. Based on the last few million years of orbital history, the precession cycle dominates in a narrow latitude range 54°–65°, in which the margins of the two ice‐rich permafrost layers in each hemisphere happen to lie, while mean annual temperature at other latitudes is controlled by the obliquity cycle. The phenomenon already exists on an airless… 
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