Articles | Volume 36, issue 6
Regular paper
06 Dec 2018
Regular paper |  | 06 Dec 2018

Influence of gravity waves on the climatology of high-altitude Martian carbon dioxide ice clouds

Erdal Yiğit, Alexander S. Medvedev, and Paul Hartogh


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (15 Oct 2018) by Petr Pisoft
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (17 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Oct 2018) by Petr Pisoft
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Oct 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Nov 2018) by Petr Pisoft
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (28 Nov 2018) by Petr Pisoft
Short summary
Carbon dioxide (CO2) clouds have been frequently observed in the Martian middle atmosphere. There are still uncertainties concerning the formation of the clouds. Using an atmospheric model for Mars, including a gravity wave parameterization, we assess the role of gravity waves in cloud formation. Simulations suggest that gravity wave processes constitute a necessary physical mechanism for CO2 cloud formation in the Martian upper atmosphere during all seasons.