Models of Venus Atmosphere
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.
KeywordsZonal Wind Total Angular Momentum Dynamical Core Baseline Simulation Boundary Layer Scheme
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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