Climate Engineering of Planet Mars
Climate engineering of Planet Mars
In order to increase the habitability of Mars several modifications should be applied to the Martian environement. For instance the global surface temperatures should be increased by about 60 K and the mass of the atmosphere should also be increased. Among several methods that can achieve such a change, warming Mars with artificial greenhouse gases is considered one of the most feasible approches.
In this project the effect of releasing artificial greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of Mars is studied using the latest Martian Global Climate Models. These models allow for the remote study of the Martian atmosphere for the preparation of future Mars missions and can also be used to assess climate engineering concepts.