1st Mars Space Radiation
Modeling Workshop

Southwest Research Institute
1050 Walnut St, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80302

Phone: 303-546-9670
Fax: 303-546-9687

Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity Rover
The RAD instrument during testing

Information on the 1st Mars Space Radiation Modeling Workshop in 2016

Welcome to the home page of the 1st Mars Radiation Modeling Workshop hosted by Southwest Research Institute and the MSL/RAD team.


The purpose of this workshop, encouraged and supported by NASA HEOMD, is to bring the radiation transport modeling community together to compare their models with each other & with data from MSL/RAD instrument operating on Mars.

One of the difficulties in comparing model results is often the different assumptions and treatment of boundary conditions. Therefore, the Organizing Committee will specify an initial set of boundary conditions (via spreadsheet available per request from radmws@boulder.swri.edu), as well as specify the scope and format of the model outputs (values to be calculated), to allow better comparison of model results.

For example, the time interval and specifics of the Mars surface model (altitude, restrictions on zenith angle, etc.) will be specified, but the GCR and atmospheric models used will be open to the modeling team. One of the interesting questions we want to address is how much are the results influenced by the boundary conditions and how much are they influenced by the transport codes.

Date & Location:

The Mars radiation modeling workshop will be held from June 28 to June 30 2016 in Boulder, CO, at the office of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

Date: June 28 – 30 2016
Location: Southwest Research Institute
1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80302

Organizing Committee:

Don Hassler (SwRI) (Chair)
Eddie Semones (NASA JSC)
Cary Zeitlin (NASA JSC)
John Norbury (NASA Langley)
Tony Slaba (NASA Langley)
Bob Wimmer­Schweingruber (CAU Kiel, Germany)
Daniel Matthiae (DLR, Germany)
Guenther Reitz (DLR, Germany)

Bent Ehresmann (SwRI)
Attendee Information:
Further useful information about the workshop for those interested in attending can be found under the various tabs at the top of the screen.

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