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I've read that in Mars' poles, the winds can be as fast as 400 km/h, when the poles are exposed to sunlight because the frozen $CO_2$ sublimes. I know that the Martian atmosphere is much thinner than Earth's atmosphere.

So, by knowing the wind speeds on Mars, is there any way to get an idea of its intensity, or in other words, the intensity of a wind of x speed in Mars, to which speed of wind of Earth is comparable, for them to have the same intensity?

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    $\begingroup$ Related questions here: space.stackexchange.com/questions/9301/… and space.stackexchange.com/questions/2621/… The first link has math where the wind-force can be calculated. $\endgroup$ – userLTK Nov 24 '16 at 22:29
  • $\begingroup$ ok, so the pressure of the wind it would be 61,25 times lower? nice answer $\endgroup$ – Pablo Nov 24 '16 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ do you want to post the answer here so I mark it as accepted? $\endgroup$ – Pablo Nov 24 '16 at 23:42
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    $\begingroup$ I think your math is right at least, that's what I get too, but as for an answer, I didn't want to post or copy someone else's answer as my own. $\endgroup$ – userLTK Nov 25 '16 at 2:38
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    $\begingroup$ @com.prehensible The atmospheric pressure on top of Olympus Mons is 0.0007 x the normal pressure at sea level on Earth, or 0.7 millibar. For comparison, a vacuum pump that you could buy online for 125 USD makes 0.1 millibar, only 7 times better; a pump that costs 50 USD makes 0.2 millibar, or 3.5 times better. Colloquially, I would describe the pressure on top of Olympus Mons as "pretty lousy vacuum". Seems like there's room for a lot of wind speed there before it really becomes threatening. $\endgroup$ – Florin Andrei Dec 14 '17 at 0:28

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