Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Mars’ Magnetism and Its Interaction with the Solar Wind

Editors: Winterhalter, Daniel, Acuña, Mario, Zakharov, Alexander (Eds.)

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Given that the question of an internal magnetic field is of fundamental importance to the understanding of Mars' formation and thermal evolution, and of the evolution of Mars' atmosphere, surprisingly few of the many spacecraft sent to Mars were equipped with instrumentation for such investigations. Of the 9 or so orbiters that have successfully archived Mars orbit, even if for a short period of time, only two have returned useful data about the magnetic field and about the plasma environment near Mars: The Phobos 2 spacecraft, and more recently, Mars Global Surveyor (MGS).

With the discovery by MGS that Mars has large remnant magnetic field structures indicating an internal dynamo long extinct, the true nature of the past and present interaction between Mars and the solar wind comes, for the first time, into sharp focus. This work, detailing the integration and new interpretation of the MGS and Phobos results, is a primary reference for the researcher studying solar wind/planet interactions.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Mars Crustal Magnetism

    Connerney, J. E. P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • The Plasma Environment of Mars

    Nagy, A. F. (et al.)

    Pages 33-114

  • Bow Shock and Upstream Phenomena at Mars

    Mazelle, C. (et al.)

    Pages 115-181

  • The Magnetic Field Pile-Up and Density Depletion in the Martian Magnetosheath: A Comparison with the Plasma Depletion Layer Upstream of the Earth’s Magnetopause

    Øieroset, Marit (et al.)

    Pages 185-202

  • Mars Global Surveyor Observations of Solar Wind Magnetic Field Draping Around Mars

    Crider, Dana H. (et al.)

    Pages 203-221

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mars’ Magnetism and Its Interaction with the Solar Wind
Editors
  • Daniel Winterhalter
  • Mario Acuña
  • Alexander Zakharov
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48604-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-306-48604-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2048-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6582-7
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 265
Additional Information
Reprinted from SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 111:1-2
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