Equatorial Temperature Fields and their Variation over the Solar Cycle

Equatorial Neutral Temperature for Venus, Earth, and Mars vs. Height


Venus
VTGCM equatorial fields and their variations over the solar cycle. Noon (LT = 12, solid), terminator (LT = 18, dot-dashed), and midnight (LT = 24, dashed) temperature profiles over 100 to 220 km for SMIN, SMED, and SMAX cases.

Earth:
TIEGCM equatorial fields and their variations over the solar cycle. Midafternoon (LT = 16, solid), and early morning (LT = 4, dashed) temperature profiles over 100 to 500 km for SMIN, SMED, and SMAX cases.

Mars:
MTGCM equatorial fields and their variations over the solar cycle. Midafternoon (LT = 15, solid), and early morning (LT = 4, dashed) temperature profiles over 100 to 220 km for SMIN, SMED, and SMAX cases.