Solar Moderate Conditions at Equinox

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


Venus:
VTGCM horizontal temperature and wind variations for SMED conditions: exobase T+(U,V) plot at z = 0.0 (134.5 km dayside; ~126 km niteside), showing horizontal wind pattern and underlying temperature structure; maximum arrow (winds) corresponds to 170 m/sec.

Earth:
TIEGCM horizontal temperature and wind variations for SMED conditions: exobase T+(U,V) plot at z = -6.0 (average height 102 km), showing horizontal wind pattern and underlying temperature structure; maximum arrow (winds) corresponds to 40 m/sec.

Mars:
MTGCM horizontal temperature and wind variations for SMED conditions: exobase T+(U,V) plot at z = 0.0 (125 km dayside; 120 km niteside), showing horizontal wind pattern and underlying temperature structure; maximum arrow (winds) corresponds to 160 m/sec.