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

@article{Thiemann2018MarsTV,
  title={Mars Thermospheric Variability Revealed by MAVEN EUVM Solar Occultations: Structure at Aphelion and Perihelion and Response to EUV Forcing},
  author={Edward Michael Benjamin Thiemann and Francis G. Eparvier and Stephen W. Bougher and Marie Dominique and Laila Andersson and Zachary Girazian and Marcin Dominik Pilinski and Brian Templeman and Bruce M. Jakosky},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets},
  year={2018},
  volume={123},
  pages={2248 - 2269}
}
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