On September 15-17, 2009, NASA/Ames Research Center hosted a 3 day workshop focused on the Martian Dust Cycle. Nearly 100 people from around the world attended the 3-day workshop whose overall objective and primary theme was to understand the processes responsible for the lifting, transport, and removal of dust in the Martian atmosphere in the present climate system.
This special issue of the Mars Journal contains papers presented at this workshop and is edited by Guest Associate Editor Robert Haberle. The issue itself is open-ended in that papers will be added as they complete the review process. Three papers have completed the process, a fourth is under revision, and we anticipate the submission of several more papers before the end of the year. Read More...
D. Tyler Jr. and J.R. Barnes
Growth of the convective boundary layer in northern part of Gale Crater is dramatically inhibited by the local circulation, which is primarily a consequence of interaction between slope flows in Gale Crater and along the dichotomy boundary. The circulation has a significant effect on the vertical structure of air temperature over the northern crater basin, which inhibits the growth of the convective boundary layer and cause a significant effect on the diurnal cycle of surface pressure.
R. Aileen Yingst, B. A. Cohen, L. Crumpler, M. E. Schmidt and C. M. Schrader
Images taken for a portion of a blocky basaltic ridge as part of a geologic field test of rover science operations developed for MER.
Eldar Z. Noe Dobrea, Joseph Michalski and Gregg Swayze
CRISM observations covering the proposed Mawrth Vallis MSL landing ellipse reveal a mineralogical diversity in the area that was not previously realized.
The Mars Journal is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal that is published formally as "Mars, The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration". The Mars Journal publishes peer-reviewed scholarly papers in three general categories: