Martian global-scale CO2 exchange from time-variable gravity measurements
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2006
Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012)
Volume 111, Issue E6, June 2006
How to Cite
2006), Martian global-scale CO2 exchange from time-variable gravity measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 111, E06003, doi:10.1029/2005JE002591., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 23 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Received: 5 SEP 2005
- polar caps;
- time-variable gravity
 The Martian CO2 cycle causes variations in the gravity field that can be detected by an orbiting spacecraft. The time-variable ΔC20 and ΔC30 reported from the radio tracking analysis of Mars Global Surveyor are used to calculate the seasonal changes in the polar cap masses as well as in the global atmospheric pressure. The results show a good agreement with the model-dependent solutions of general circulation models and CO2 thickness observations of the High Energy Neutron Detector on board Mars Odyssey.