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The structure of the upper atmosphere of mars: In situ accelerometer measurements from mars global surveyor
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PMID:  9497278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) z-axis accelerometer has obtained over 200 vertical structures of thermospheric density, temperature, and pressure, ranging from 110 to 170 kilometers, compared to only three previous such vertical structures. In November 1997, a regional dust storm in the Southern Hemisphere triggered an unexpectedly large thermospheric response at mid-northern latitudes, increasing the altitude of thermospheric pressure surfaces there by as much as 8 kilometers and indicating a strong global thermospheric response to a regional dust storm. Throughout the MGS mission, thermospheric density bulges have been detected on opposite sides of the planet near 90 degreesE and 90 degreesW, in the vicinity of maximum terrain heights. This wave 2 pattern may be caused by topographically-forced planetary waves propagating up from the lower atmosphere.
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Keating; Bougher; Zurek; Tolson; Cancro; Noll; Parker; Schellenberg; Shane; Wilkerson; Murphy; Hollingsworth; Haberle; Joshi; Pearl; Conrath; Smith; Clancy; Blanchard; Wilmoth; Rault; Martin; Lyons; Esposito; Johnston; et
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  279     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  -    
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Languages:  Eng     Pagination:  1672-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
G. M. Keating, R. H. Tolson, G. J. Cancro, S. N. Noll, J. S. Parker, T. J. Schellenberg, R. W. Shane, B. L. Wilkerson, The George Washington University at NASA Langley, MS 269, Hampton, VA 23681, USA. S. W. Bougher and J. M. Babicke, Universi.
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