DOI: 10.1029/2004je002243
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Abstract: [1] The Martian seasonal dust cycle is examined with a general circulation model (GCM) that treats dust as a radiatively and dynamically interactive trace species. Dust injection is parameterized as being due to convective processes (such as dust devils) and modelresolved wind stresses. Size-dependent dust settling, transport by large-scale winds and subgrid scale diffusion, and radiative heating due to the predicted dust distribution are treated. Multiyear Viking and Mars Global Surveyor air temperature data…

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