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First results from InSight's meteorology station on Mars

Banfield, D. and Spiga, A. and Newman, C. and Forget, F. and Lemmon, M.T. and Lorenz, R. D. and Murdoch, N. and Viudez-Moreiras, D. and Pla-Garcia, J. and Garcia, R. and Lognonne, P. and Perrin, C. and Martire, L. and Karatekin, O and Teanby, N.A. and Van Hove, B. and Maki, J. and Kenda, B. and Mueller, N.T. and Rodriguez, S. and Kawamura, T. and McClean, J. and Stott, A.E. and Charalambous, C. and Millour, E. and Johnson, C. L. and Mittelholz, A. and Määttänen, A. and Lewis, S. and Clinton, J. and Stähler, S. and Ceylan, S. and Giardini, D. and Warren, T. and Pike, W.T. and Daubar, I. and Golombek, M. and Rolland, L. and Widmer-Schnidrig, R. and Mimoun, D. and Beucler, É. and Jacob, A. and Lucas, A. and Baker, M. and Ansan, V. and Hurst, K. and Mora-Sotomayor, L. and Navarro-Lopez, S and Torres, J. and Lepinette Malvitte, A. and Molina, A. and Marin-Jimenez, M. and Gomez-Elvira, J. and Peinado, V. and Rodriguez-Manfredi, J.A. and Carcich, B. and Sackett, S. and Russell, C. and Spohn, T. and Smrekar, S.E. and Banerdt, W.B. (2020) First results from InSight's meteorology station on Mars. Nature Geoscience, 13, pp. 190-198. Nature Publishing Group. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-020-0534-0 ISSN 1752-0894

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Abstract

The atmosphere of Mars is thin, although rich in dust aerosols, and covers a dry surface. As such, Mars provides an opportunity to expand our knowledge of atmospheres beyond that attainable from the atmosphere of the Earth. The InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander is measuring Mars’s atmosphere with unprecedented continuity, accuracy and sampling frequency. Here we show that InSight unveils new atmospheric phenomena at Mars, especially in the higher-frequency range, and extends our understanding of Mars’s meteorology at all scales. InSight is uniquely sensitive to large-scale and regional weather and obtained detailed in situ coverage of a regional dust storm on Mars. Images have enabled high-altitude wind speeds to be measured and revealed airglow—faint emissions produced by photochemical reactions—in the middle atmosphere. InSight observations show a paradox of aeolian science on Mars: despite having the largest recorded Martian vortex activity and dust-devil tracks close to the lander, no visible dust devils have been seen. Meteorological measurements have produced a catalogue of atmospheric gravity waves, which included bores (soliton-like waves). From these measurements, we have discovered Martian infrasound and unexpected similarities between atmospheric turbulence on Earth and Mars. We suggest that the observations of Mars’s atmosphere by InSight will be key for prediction capabilities and future exploration.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134459/
Document Type:Article
Title:First results from InSight's meteorology station on Mars
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Banfield, D.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Spiga, A.Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD/IPSL), Sorbonne Université, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, École Polytechnique, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France; Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, Francehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6776-6268
Newman, C.Aeolis Research, Pasadena, California, USAUNSPECIFIED
Forget, F.Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD/IPSL), Sorbonne Université, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, École Polytechnique, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Lemmon, M.T.Space Science Institute Boulder, USAUNSPECIFIED
Lorenz, R. D.Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Maryland 20723-6099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Murdoch, N.Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE ‐ SUPAERO), Université de Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Viudez-Moreiras, D.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Pla-Garcia, J.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Garcia, R.ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse University, Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Lognonne, P.Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Perrin, C.Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris VII–Denis Diderot University, CNRS, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Martire, L.Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), Université de Toulouse, 31400 Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Karatekin, ORoyal Observatory Belgium (ROB), Av Circulaire 3 – Ringlaan 3, BE 1180 Brussels, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Teanby, N.A.School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen׳s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UKUNSPECIFIED
Van Hove, B.Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Maki, J.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Kenda, B.Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Mueller, N.T.nils.mueller (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9229-8921
Rodriguez, S.Laboratoire AIM, Universite Paris Diderot, Paris 7/CNRS/CEA-Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SAp, Centre de l'Orme des Merisiers, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Kawamura, T.institut de physique du globe de paris, paris, francehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5246-5561
McClean, J.Imperial College, London, United KingdomUNSPECIFIED
Stott, A.E.Imperial College, LondonUNSPECIFIED
Charalambous, C.Imperial College, London, United KingdomUNSPECIFIED
Millour, E.Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD/IPSL), Sorbonne Université, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, École Polytechnique, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Johnson, C. L.Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Mittelholz, A.Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4UNSPECIFIED
Määttänen, A.Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, CNRS/IPSL/UVSQ/UPMC, BP 3, Guyancourt 78280, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Lewis, S.Department of Physics & Astronomy, The Open University (United Kingdom)UNSPECIFIED
Clinton, J.Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zürich, Zürich, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Stähler, S.ETH, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Ceylan, S.Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Giardini, D.Institute of Geophysics/Swiss Seismological Service, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, (ETHZ), Honggerberg, CH-3093 Zurich, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Warren, T.Oxford University, UKUNSPECIFIED
Pike, W.T.Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UKUNSPECIFIED
Daubar, I.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, PasadenaUNSPECIFIED
Golombek, M.jet propulsion laboratory, pasadena, ca, usahttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1928-2293
Rolland, L.Geoazur, Université Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Widmer-Schnidrig, R.Institut für Geophysik, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Mimoun, D.Université de Toulouse, ISAE-SUPAERO, 10 avenue Edouard Belin, BP 54032, 31055 Toulouse Cedex 4, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Beucler, É.Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, Université de Nantes, Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Jacob, A.IPGP, Paris (F)UNSPECIFIED
Lucas, A.IPGP Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Baker, M.The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDUNSPECIFIED
Ansan, V.Laboratoire Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes, LPGN/CNRS, Université NantesUNSPECIFIED
Hurst, K.JPL, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Mora-Sotomayor, L.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Navarro-Lopez, SCentro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Torres, J.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Lepinette Malvitte, A.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Molina, A.Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC-INTA), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Marin-Jimenez, M.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Gomez-Elvira, J.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Peinado, V.Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Rodriguez-Manfredi, J.A.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Carcich, B.Cornell University, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Ithaca, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Sackett, S.Cornell University, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Ithaca, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Russell, C.University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Spohn, T.Tilman.Spohn (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9322-6660
Smrekar, S.E.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 183-501 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 9, United StatesUNSPECIFIED
Banerdt, W.B.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 February 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Nature Geoscience
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:13
DOI :10.1038/s41561-020-0534-0
Page Range:pp. 190-198
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1752-0894
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, Meteorologie
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):Project InSight HP3
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Deposited By: Müller, Nils
Deposited On:24 Mar 2020 13:18
Last Modified:24 Mar 2020 13:18

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