Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-621-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-16-621-2023
Model experiment description paper
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27 Jan 2023
Model experiment description paper |  | 27 Jan 2023

A modern-day Mars climate in the Met Office Unified Model: dry simulations

Danny McCulloch, Denis E. Sergeev, Nathan Mayne, Matthew Bate, James Manners, Ian Boutle, Benjamin Drummond, and Kristzian Kohary

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We present results from the Met Office Unified Model (UM) to study the dry Martian climate. We describe our model set-up conditions and run two scenarios, with radiatively active/inactive dust. We compare both scenarios to results from an existing Mars climate model, the planetary climate model. We find good agreement in winds and air temperatures, but dust amounts differ between models. This study highlights the importance of using the UM for future Mars research.