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TitleThe Ensemble Mars Atmosphere Reanalysis System (EMARS) Version 1.0 Dataset
Date2018
AbstractThe Ensemble Mars Atmosphere Reanalysis System (EMARS) dataset version 1.0 contains hourly gridded atmospheric variables for the planet Mars, spanning Mars Year (MY) 24 through 33 (1999 through 2017). A reanalysis represents the best estimate of the state of the atmosphere by combining observations that are sparse in space and time with a dynamical model and weighting them by their uncertainties. EMARS uses the Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter (LETKF) for data assimilation with the GFDL/NASA Mars Global Climate Model (MGCM). Observations that are assimilated include the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) and Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) temperature retrievals. The dataset includes gridded fields of temperature, wind, surface pressure, as well as dust, water ice, CO2 ice, and other atmospheric quantities. Reanalyses are useful for both science and engineering studies, including investigations of transient eddies, the polar vortex, thermal tides, and dust storms, and during spacecraft operations. This dataset is downloadable as netCDF files, and is documented in a companion paper.
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Data DOIdoi:10.18113/D3W375

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Greybush, S. J.
Penn State Department of Meteorology
Kalnay, E.
University of Maryland
Wilson, R. J.
NASA Ames
Hoffman, R. N.
Verisk Analytics
Nehrkorn, T.
Verisk Analytics
Leidner, M.
Verisk Analytics
Eluszkiewicz, J.
Verisk Analytics
Gillespie, H. E.
Penn State Department of Meteorology
Wespetal, M.
University of Maryland
Zhao, Y.
University of Maryland
Hoffman, M.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Dudas, P.
Penn State Huck Institute of the Life Sciences
McConnochie, T.
University of Maryland
Kleinböhl, A.
California Institute of Technology
Kass, D.
California Institute of Technology
McCleese, D.
Synoptic Science
Miyoshi, T.
University of Maryland

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