Comparative Terrestrial Planet Thermospheres

Archives of Images and Tables for Venus, Earth, and Mars Thermospheres

Dr. Stephen W. Bougher

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory - University of Arizona

Martian Atmosphere

At this website, we present recent model results that illustrate the thermal, compositional and dynamical responses of the upper atmospheres of Venus, Earth, and Mars to solar EUV-UV flux variability making use of the Venus VTGCM, the Earth TIEGCM, and the Mars MTGCM three-dimensional models. Each of these models has been developed and exercised at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) using its CRAY computers.

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Archives of Thermospheric Model Runs

As you may use these figures in your scholarly research, please make reference to the following scientific papers:

TIEGCM Simulations at NCAR



Please direct questions regarding model results and 3-planet comparisons to:

Dr. Stephen W. Bougher
Planetary Sciences Department
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520)-621-4900 Phone
(520)-621-4933 Fax

Please direct questions regarding access to the CRAY batch post-processors (VTGCM, TIEGCM, MTGCM) for generation of additional model plots to :

Mr. Ben Foster
High Altitude Observatory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P. O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO. 80307

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