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Title Mars plasma environment / edited by C.T. Russell.
Imprint Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, 2007.

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Subject Plasma astrophysics.
Mars (Planet) -- Ionosphere.
Mars (Planet) -- Atmosphere -- Mathematical models.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Mars (Planet) -- Observations.
Alt Name Russell, C. T. (Christopher T.)
Description 1 online resource (iii unnumbered pages, 501 pages) : illustrations, charts
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Mars sits very exposed to the solar wind and, because it is a small planet, has but a weak hold on its atmosphere. The solar wind therefore plays an important role in the evolution of the martian atmosphere. Over the last four decades a series of European missions, first from the Soviet Union and more recently from the European Space Agency, together with a single investigation from the U.S., the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, have added immeasurably to our understanding of the interplay between the solar wind and Mars atmosphere. Most recently the measurements of the plasma and fast neutral populations, conducted on the Mars Express spacecraft by the ASPERA-3 instrument have been acquired and analyzed. Their presentation to the public, most notably at the workshop "The Solar Wind Interaction and Atmosphere Evolution of Mars" held in Kiruna in early 2006, was the inspiration for this series of articles. However participation in the Kiruna conference was not a selection criterion for this volume. The papers cover the ancient sun and evolution of the solar wind, the physics of the solar wind interaction, the measurements of the hot plasma and fast neutrals by ASPERA-3, the ionosphere by MARSIS, and the x-rays emitted by the atmosphere. The authors of this volume include many international scientists at the cutting edge of research into the Mars plasma environment. The volume documents the impressive leap forward in our comprehension of this complex environment in the years since the orbit insertion of Mars Express.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; FOREWORD; THE SOLAR WIND AND THE SUN IN THE PAST; 1. Introduction; 2. The Solar Wind and Corona; 3. Detecting Solar-like Stellar Winds; 3.1. ATTEMPTS AT DIRECT DETECTION; 3.2. STELLAR ASTROSPHERES; 4. Wind Measurements from Astrospheric Absorption; 5. Planetary Implications; Acknowledgements; References; THE SOLAR WIND INTERACTION WITH THE MARTIAN IONOSPHERE/ATMOSPHERE; 1. Introduction; 2. Simulation Model; 3. The Model for the Atmosphere/lonosphere/Exosphere; 3.1. INITIAL SIMULATIONS; 3.2 . NEW SIMULATION MODEL; 3.3. SENSITIVITY TESTS.
3.4 . VARIATIONS OF EUV FLUX4. Discussion; 4.1. OBSERVATIONS BASED ON SIMULATION RESULTS ; 4.2. COMPARISON TO OTHER SIMULATIONS; 5. Summary; Appendix I; Acknowledgments; References; ENERGISATION OF O+ AND O2 IONS AT MARS: AN ANALYSIS OF A 3-D QUASI-NEUTRAL HYBRID MODEL SIMULATION; 1. Introduction; 2. QNH Model; 3. Results; 3.1. OVERVIEW OF THE RUN; 3.2. VALUES AT THE x = CONSTANT PLANES; 3.2.1. Spatial Distribution, Temporal Variations and the Particle Flux; 3.2.2. Velocity Vectors and Enetgisation; 3.2.3. Simulated Energy Spectrograms; 4. Discussion; 4.1. SIMILARITIES WITH OBSERVATIONS.
4.1.1. About keV Planetary Ions at the Centre ofthe Tail4.1.2. Energisation of Planetary Ions Outside of the Optical Shadow; 4.1.3. Spatial Distribution of the Escaping Ions in the Tail; 4.1.4. Temporal Variations; 4.2. MISCELLANEOUS REMARKS; Summary; References; MARS GLOBAL MHD PREDICTIONS OF MAGNETIC CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN THE DAYSIDE IONOSPHERE AND THE MAGNETOSPHERIC FLANKS; 1. Introduction; 2. Numerical Approach; 3. MHDModeling Results; 4. Comparison with High-Altitude Photoelectron Observations; 5. Discussion and Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References.
MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR MEASUREMENTS OF THE MARTIAN SOLAR WIND INTERACTION1. Introduction; 2. MGS Measurements; 2.1. INSTRUMENTATION; 2.2 . ORBIT; 3. Crustal Fields; 3.1. CRUSTAL INFLUENCES ON PLASMA BOUNDARIES; 3.2. CRUSTAL INFLUENCES ON TOPOLOGY; 4. Global Interaction; 4.1. GLOBAL VlEWS; 4.2. UPSTREAM AND FORESHOCK; 4.3. BOUNDARY SHAPES; 4.4. MPB SIGNATURES AND PHYSICS; 4.5 . IONOSPHERE; 4.6. WAKE; 5. Variability; 5.1. PROXIES; 5.2. BOUNDARIES; 5.3. FIELD AND TOPOLOGY; 5.4. ASYMMETRIES; 5.5. SEP EFFECTS; 6. Summary; 6.1. LOOKING FORWARD; Acknowledgement; References.
THE ANALYZER OF SPACE PLASMAS AND ENERGETIC ATOMS (ASPERA3) FOR THE MARS EXPRESS MISSION1. Introduction; 1.1. IMPACT OF THE SOLAR WIND -- MARS INTERACTION ON THE ATMOSPHERE; 1.2 . ENA PRODUCTION AND ENA DIAGNOSTICS; 2. Scientific Objectives; 3. The Instrument; 3.1. OVERVIEW; 3.2. NEUTRAL PARTICLE IMAGER (NPI); 3.3. NEUTRAL PARTICLE DETECTOR (NPD); 3.4. ELECTRON SPECTROMETER (ELS); 3.5. ION MASS ANALYZER (IMA); 3.5.1. IMA Sensor; 3.5.2. IMA Electronics and Data Processing Unit; 3.5.3. IMA Calibrations; 3.6. SCANNER; 3.6.1. Mechanics; 3.6.2. Motor; 3.6.3. Electronics.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780387709437
0387709436
9780387709413
038770941X
OCLC # 649421751
Additional Format Print version: Mars plasma environment. Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, 2007 9780387709413 038770941X (DLC) 2007280338 (OCoLC)163883337


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