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Q: Do Curiosity's reported measurements of Mars' surface gravity (~3.717 m/s^2) include centrifugal effects?

uhohIn this answer I discuss the first results in the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016) conference paper First Gravity Traverse on the Martian Surface from the Curiosity Rover and a more detailed paper published today in Science A surface gravity traverse on Mars indicates low bedroc...

 
 
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9:46 AM
Not unique to the western hemisphere the lenticular clouds
found in good ole Nepal as well
and how !
my northern neighbor
and you know that is that
 
 
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10:56 AM
@gansub that's really incredible!
 
@uhoh And located over two different mountains in two different shapes. One a stack of plates
and the other a cap cloud version
The one over Dhaulagiri is a cap cloud lenticular cloud
and the one over MaachuPuchu is the classical stack of plates. the one you posted in your question
and if you look closely Annapurna has one too which is a cap cloud
 
11:16 AM
that will take me a minute to digest, I'm not geographically literate...
 
11:28 AM
oh okay, I think I have sorted them all out now :)
 
 
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3:15 PM
@uhoh European lenticular cloud you had in your question is a stack of plates
that means there are discontinuities in the humidity profile as you go up in the atmosphere. the stable layer is not reached until very much high in the troposphere.
also the lenticular cloud is in the Lee side of the ridge top. The one in Nepal over MaachuPuchu is right over the mountain top and is a stack of plates. Different circumstances have created the two
 

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