How closely-knit is the martian atmosphere system?
journal contributionposted on 24.09.2021, 10:16 by Majd Mayyasi, Beatriz Sánchez-Cano, Kerstin Peter, Mehdi Benna, Robert Lillis, Robin Ramstad, Xiaohua Fang, Christopher Fowler, Guillaume Gronoff, Mika Holmberg, Stephen Bougher, Mark Lester, Bruce Jakosky, Janet Luhmann, John Clarke, David Brain, David L Mitchell, Michael Chaffin
The Mars system encompasses interactional processes at the surface and regolith at one boundary and solar inputs at its other boundary where atmospheric particles escape. The
spatial boundaries and regions within need to be investigated simultaneously to better understand the strong coupling that the atmosphere of Mars has within its different
altitude regions, within its different atmospheric populations, and with external solar inputs. These investigations are most fruitful when examined at temporal timescales that cover short-duration processes such as solar weather events, as well as longer duration processes that track seasonal and solar variations.