Solar Minimum Conditions at Equinox

Neutral Temperature and Winds for Venus, Earth, and Mars at Exobase


Venus:
VTGCM horizontal temperature and wind variations for SMIN conditions: exobase T+(U,V) plot at z = 7.0 (?? km dayside; ~145 km niteside), showing horizontal wind pattern and underlying temperature structure; maximum arrow (winds) corresponds to 220 m/sec.

Earth:
TIEGCM horizontal temperature and wind variations for SMIN conditions: exobase T+(U,V) plot at z = 7.0 (average height 480 km), showing horizontal wind pattern and underlying temperature structure; maximum arrow (winds) corresponds to 340 m/sec.

Mars:
MTGCM horizontal temperature and wind variations for SMIN conditions: exobase T+(U,V) plot at z = 6.0 (? km dayside; ? km niteside), showing horizontal wind pattern and underlying temperature structure; maximum arrow (winds) corresponds to 190 m/sec.