LPL Colloquium: Dr. Youssef Moudden

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
3:45 pm
Location: Kuiper Space Sciences
Room: 312

Dr. Youssef Moudden
Research Associate
University of Colorado, Boulder

Challenges of simulating the martian atmosphere
Abstract:
Numerical modeling of planetary atmospheres has long been a prominent
tool for planetary exploration as well as the corner stone of all
weather prediction and climate studies on Earth. The most comprehensive
atmospheric numerical models are called General Circulation Models,
and they tend to incorporate a numerical representation of the most
important processes occurring in a planetary atmosphere. Each planet has
its unique characteristics and challenges when it comes to building
a GCM for its atmosphere. This presentation will list the particularities
and challenges of simulating the martian atmosphere.
Host: Roger Yelle