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The physics of Martian weather and climate: a review.

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The planet Mars hosts an atmosphere that is perhaps the closest in terms of its meteorology and climate to that of the Earth. But Mars differs from Earth in its greater distance from the Sun, its smaller size, its lack of liquid oceans and its thinner atmosphere, composed mainly of CO2. These factors give Mars a rather different climate to that of the Earth. In this article we review various aspects of the martian climate system from a physicist's viewpoint, focusing on the processes that con...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Read, P
Grant:
PHY11-25915
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Publisher:
IOP Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society (Great Britain) Journal website
Volume:
78
Issue:
12
Pages:
125901
Publication date:
2015-12-01
Acceptance date:
2015-08-27
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EISSN:
1361-6633
ISSN:
0034-4885
Source identifiers:
580650
Language:
English
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uuid:d0b304b7-1c30-4104-b206-775266ca920d
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pubs:580650
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2016-03-01

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