Habitable Zones & Global Climate

Terrestrial Planets Comparative Climatology (TPCC) Mission Concept

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 8, 2020
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Terrestrial Planets Comparative Climatology (TPCC) Mission Concept
Venus, Earth, and Mars

The authors and co-signers of the Terrestrial Planets Comparative Climatology (TPCC) mission concept white paper advocate that planetary science in the next decade would greatly benefit from comparatively studying the fundamental behavior of the atmospheres of Venus and Mars, contemporaneously and with the same instrumentation, to capture atmospheric response to the same solar forcing, and with a minimum of instrument-related variability.

Thus, this white paper was created for the 2023-2032 Planetary Science Decadal Survey process. It describes the science rationale for such a mission, and a mission concept that could achieve such a mission.

Leslie K. Tamppari, Amanda Brecht, Kevin Baines, Brian Drouin, Larry Esposito, Scott Guzewich, Richard Hofer, Kandis Lea Jessup, Armin Kleinböhl, Tibor Kremic, Michael Mischna, Nicholas Schneider, Aymeric Spiga
Comments: 8 pages including cover page with one figure on cover page
Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:2007.03049 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2007.03049v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Leslie Tamppari
[v1] Mon, 6 Jul 2020 20:23:01 UTC (555 KB)

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