Strong plume fl uxes at Mars observed by MAVEN : An important planetary ion escape channel

  title={Strong plume fl uxes at Mars observed by MAVEN : An important planetary ion escape channel},
  author={Yaxue Dong and Xiaohua Fang and David Brain and James P. McFadden and Jasper S. Halekas and John E P Connerney and Shelby M Curry and Yuki Harada and Janet G. Luhmann and B M Jakosky},
We present observations by the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission of a substantial plume-like distribution of escaping ions from the Martian atmosphere, organized by the upstream solar wind convection electric field. From a case study of MAVEN particle-and-field data during one spacecraft orbit, we identified three escaping planetary ion populations: plume fluxes mainly along the upstream electric field over the north pole region of the Mars-Sun-Electric field (MSE… CONTINUE READING


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