Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Figure from AOSS research on JGR cover

Posted: March 25, 2014

Figure from AOSS research on JGR cover

A figure from a recent paper on Mars was used as the cover image for the February 2014 issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) Space Physics.

The authors include Professor Emeritus Andy Nagy and Research Scientist Gabor Toth of AOSS as well as Yingjuan Ma and Christopher Russell of UCLA and Xiaohua Fang of the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The paper is entitled “Martian ionospheric responses to dynamic pressure enhancements in the solar wind.” The study finds that the upper ionosphere of Mars responds almost instantaneously to solar wind pressure enhancements, while the collision dominated lower ionosphere (below ~150 km) does not have noticeable changes in density.

To read the full abstract and see the cover, please click here.

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