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MAIC-2 Documentation


The Mars Atmosphere-Ice Coupler MAIC-2 is a simple, latitudinal model, which consists of a set of parameterisations for the surface temperature, the atmospheric water transport and the surface mass balance (condensation minus evaporation) of water ice. It is driven directly by orbital parameters. A detailed description of the model is given in the publication by Greve et al. (2010).

The model equations of MAIC-2 are discretised by a finite-difference/finite-volume scheme. Coding is done in the programming language Fortran 90.

Required model forcing (as functions of time):

Output (as functions of latitude and time):



Copyright 2010-2013 Ralf Greve, Bjoern Grieger, Oliver J. Stenzel


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