We explain how GCM boundary condition choices such as ocean-lake coverage-depth, rotation rate, atmospheric constituents and other factors influence surface conditions in ROCKE-3D paleo-Venus simulations. Studies such as these should also be considered when examining liquid water habitability in similar exoplanet experiments. We also describe how one ingests 3D topographic data from NASAs Venus Magellan Spacecraft radar observations into the ROCKE-3D Planetary General Circulation Model.
- Pub Date:
- November 2017
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
- 13 pages, 3 figures. Refereed chapter in book titled 'Planetary Cartography and GISS: Concepts, tools, methods' to be published by Springer in a series 'Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography' Editor Henrik Hargitai (NASA Ames)