Models of Venus Atmosphere

  • Sebastien LebonnoisEmail author
  • Christopher Lee
  • Masaru Yamamoto
  • Jonathan Dawson
  • Stephen R. Lewis
  • Joao Mendonca
  • Peter Read
  • Helen F. Parish
  • Gerald Schubert
  • Lennart Bengtsson
  • David Grinspoon
  • Sanjay S. Limaye
  • Hauke Schmidt
  • Håkan Svedhem
  • Dimitri V. Titov
Part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series book series (ISSI, volume 11)


In the context of an International Space Science Institute (ISSI) working group, we have conducted a project to compare the most recent General Circulation Models (GCMs) of the Venus atmospheric circulation. A common configuration has been decided, with simple physical parametrization for the solar forcing and the boundary layer scheme.


Zonal Wind Total Angular Momentum Dynamical Core Baseline Simulation Boundary Layer Scheme 
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SL would like to thank the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the project Exoclimats financed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), and the computation facilities of both the Institut du Dévelopement et des Ressources en Informatique Scientifique (IDRIS) and the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC). The LR10 simulations were performed on Caltech’s Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences Dell cluster, CITerra, funded by a grant from NASA under the Planetary Atmospheres program. MY conducted the numerical experiments at the Information Technology Center of the University of Tokyo and the Information Initiative Center of Hokkaido University, which were supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI No. 20740273 and 22244060). HFP and GS acknowledge support from NASA’s Planetary Atmospheres Program through Grant NASA NNX07AF27G.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastien Lebonnois
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christopher Lee
    • 2
  • Masaru Yamamoto
    • 3
  • Jonathan Dawson
    • 4
  • Stephen R. Lewis
    • 5
  • Joao Mendonca
    • 6
  • Peter Read
    • 7
  • Helen F. Parish
    • 8
  • Gerald Schubert
    • 8
  • Lennart Bengtsson
    • 9
  • David Grinspoon
    • 10
  • Sanjay S. Limaye
    • 11
  • Hauke Schmidt
    • 12
  • Håkan Svedhem
    • 13
  • Dimitri V. Titov
    • 14
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Meteorologie DynamiqueCNRSParisFrance
  2. 2.Ashima ResearchPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Applied MechanicsKyushu UniversityKasugaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Physics and AstronomyThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  5. 5.Planetary and Space Science InstituteOpen UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  6. 6.Department of PhysicsOxford University, Clarendon LaboratoryOxfordUK
  7. 7.Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary PhysicsUniversity of Oxford, Clarendon LaboratoryOxfordUK
  8. 8.Department of Earth and Space SciencesUniversity of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  9. 9.International Space Science Institute (ISSI)BernSwitzerland
  10. 10.Department of Space ScienceDenver Museum of Nature and ScienceDenverUSA
  11. 11.Space Science Engineering CenterUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  12. 12.Atmosphaere im Erdsystem, Max-Planck-Institut fr MeteorologieHamburgGermany
  13. 13.ESA/ESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  14. 14.ESTEC/ESANoordwijkThe Netherlands

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