UPDATED: Dynamic Mars from long-term observations

Dear Co-authors,

The deadline for manuscripts submitted to the Icarus special issue “Dynamic Mars from long-term observations” is postponed from November 15 to December 20, 2013, reflecting down time associated with recent government shutdown that affected many authors. The focus and guidelines associated with the special issue remain the same (see below).

Nathan Bridges and Leslie Tamppari

We are well into the 2nd decade of continuous Mars observations that began with MGS and have continued with ODY, MEX, MRO, and our landed spacecraft. Bridged to earlier times by spacecraft observations from the 1960s onwards, and a continuous telescopic campaign, our view of Mars is now one of a planet on which surface and atmospheric changes occur at frequencies of days, years, and decades, a testament to long-term monitoring that continues to this day. At this time, it is appropriate that this record, with implications for Martian geology, climate, atmospheric dynamics, and other processes, be integrated into a journal special section, submitted to Icarus by December 20, 2013.

This special issue is for papers that:

  • Include surface, sub-surface, and atmosphere observations, or model results, that are new and unique outcome of the long-term data acquisition provided by Mars spacecraft and telescopes
  • Highlight the long-term implications of processes that are observed and ongoing now
  • Are not reviews of previous work

Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505620/authorinstructions

Important Dates:

Paper submission Deadline: December 20, 2013
Acceptance notification: June 20, 2014
Publication: 2014

Please contact the editorial office at [email protected] with any questions.

Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group