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VENUS GLOBAL REFERENCE ATMOSPHERIC MODEL (Venus-GRAM 2005)

Description:

Marshall Space Flight Center’s Natural Environments Branch has developed Global Reference Atmospheric Models (GRAMs) for Mars, Venus, Earth, and other solar system destinations. Venus-GRAM is based on the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Venus International Reference Atmosphere (VIRA), and is suitable for a variety of engineering applications at all attitudes, locations, and times within the atmosphere of Venus.  Click here for more information.

Additional Information:

Language: FORTRAN 77

Operating System: PC/DOS, Unix, Linux

Hardware Requirements: Runs on PC (or compatible) and on most Unix or Linux hardware

Availability:

  • Maintenance/ Upgrades: On an as needed basis
  • Source Code: Source code is available (re-compile required on non-PC platforms) 
  • Cost: Program: No cost, publicly available
  • Distribution: Contact Hilary Justh (contact information below) 
  • Manuals: README files
  • Training: No

Input Description: Geographic position and time.

Output Format: Density, temperature, pressure, winds, and selected atmospheric constituents.

Verification/ Validation: Venus-GRAM  has been validated against data from Pioneer,  Venera and Vega Venus entry probes and landers.
 

Point of Contact:

Hilary L. Justh
EV44/NASA
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
MSFC, AL  35812
Phone: (256) 544-3694
E-mail: Hilary.L.Justh@nasa.gov


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