The Mars Atmosphere Data Assimilation (MADA) 2024 Workshop

The MADA 2024 Workshop will be held on the morning of Friday, July 26, 2024 in Pasadena, CA, following the Tenth International Conference on Mars.

After more than thirteen Martian years of continuous atmospheric observations, the aim of this short workshop is to gather the community of researchers interested in data assimilation for the atmosphere of Mars, specifically connecting those working on the modeling techniques with those providing the data as well as thinking about future spacecraft missions. The objectives are to discuss what lessons we have learned so far, what challenges remain, and what opportunities are ahead of us. In addition to discussing specific technical challenges and opportunities, the workshop will include a session focused on introducing current Mars reanalyses to a broader audience of planetary scientists and engineers. This workshop is a follow-up on the MADA 2018 Workshop, held in Le Bourget-du-Lac, France, as well as a 2019 planetary data assimilation seminar held in Kyoto, Japan.

We plan to host the workshop in a hybrid format. Logistical details are provided here, and the agenda can be found here. There is no participation fee.

For additional information, contact one of the co-chairs.