Mars Thermospheric Variability Revealed by MAVEN EUVM Solar Occultations: Structure at Aphelion and Perihelion, and Response to EUV Forcing

30 May 2018 Thiemann E. M. B. Eparvier F. G. Bougher S. W. Dominique M. Andersson L. Girazian Z. Pilinski M. D. Templeman B. Jakosky B. M.

The Mars thermosphere holds clues to the evolution of the Martian climate, and has practical implications for spacecraft visiting Mars, which often use it for aerobraking upon arrival, or for landers, which must pass through it. Nevertheless, it has been sparsely characterized, even when past accelerometer measurements and remote observations are taken into account... (read more)

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