Venus Topography and Boundary Conditions in 3D General Circulation Modeling

@article{Way2019VenusTA,
  title={Venus Topography and Boundary Conditions in 3D General Circulation Modeling},
  author={Michael J. Way and June Wang Wang},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2019},
  pages={325-335}
}
  • M. Way, J. Wang
  • Published 2019
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
We describe how one ingests 3D topographic data from NASA’s Venus Magellan Spacecraft radar observations into the ROCKE-3D Planetary General Circulation Model. We also explain how boundary condition choices such as ocean/lake coverage/depth, rotation rate, atmospheric constituents, and other factors influence surface conditions in ROCKE-3D paleo-Venus simulations. Studies such as these should also be considered when examining liquid water habitability in similar exoplanet experiments. 
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