Ames Mars Climate Modeling Center (MCMC)

Jeff Hollingsworth presented the case for an Ames Mars Climate Modeling Center (MCMC) at the Mars Exploration and Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) meeting in Washington DC this week (March 3-4). The general reaction from the community was favorable and Jim Green, Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA HQ, plans to continue “moving forward” with the plan. A small ad-hoc MEPAG advisory group will provide input to the MCMC on the specific needs of the user community