Dust Devils and Convective Vortices detected by MSL

H. Kahanpää*, C. Newman, J. Moores, M. -P. Zorzano, S. Navarro, A. Lepinette, J. Martín-Torres, P. Valentín-Serrano, B. Cantor, M. T. Lemmon, A. Ullán, W. Schmidt

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Dust devils are small-scale whirlwinds, driven by solar insolation [Sinclair, 1969]. Dust devils on Mars were first imaged by the Viking orbitersn [Thomas and Gierasch, 1985] and have since then been studied using the data measured by all successful orbiter and lander missions to Mars. It has been suggested that they maintain the background dust haze of the Martian atmosphere
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017
EventThe Sixth International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and observation - Higher Technical School of Civil Engineering from the University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Duration: 17 Jan 201720 Jan 2017


ConferenceThe Sixth International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere
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