Solar Maximum Conditions at Equinox

Vertical Winds for Venus, Earth, and Mars at Equator


Venus:
VTGCM equtorial vertical winds and their diurnal variations for SMIN conditions: w (vertical wind) at LAT = 2.5N, shows that winds are the strongest on the dayside (1.0 m/sec) and are slowed down at the terminators. Nightside winds have a small subsidence component of 0.71 m/s.

Earth:
TIEGCM equatorial vertical winds and their diurnal variations for SMIN conditions: w (vertical wind) at LAT = 2.5N, shows the largest variation at the terminators. Morning terminator has downwelling winds of -3.68 m/sec and evening terminator has upwelling winds of 4.36 m/sec in the exosphere.

Mars:
MTGCM equatorial vertical winds and their diurnal variations for SMIN conditions: w (vertical wind) at LAT = 2.5N, shows strong upwelling winds on the dayside (w = 3.36 m/sec) and downwelling winds (w = -10.52 m/sec) on the nightside of the upper thermosphere.