The Mars upper atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, and solar-wind interactions are becoming increasingly important for understanding loss of atmosphere to space and the evolution of the Martian climate. Recent observations have been made from Mars Express over the last decade, from MAVEN for the most-recent Mars year, and from Mars Odyssey, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the Mars Orbiter Mission; landed spacecraft and earlier orbiters also provided valuable information. These missions have provided tremendous new data sets that allow us for the first time to describe the behavior of the upper atmosphere and plasma environment, understand the underlying physical processes, and extrapolate atmospheric loss to past epochs. This international conference will bring together all aspects of Mars aeronomy, including pertinent observations, analyses, theoretical models and results.
Details are still being worked out for abstract submission dates and registration deadlines and fees. You can check on our web site for additional details at:
Bruce Jakosky (Univ. of Colorado)
Dmitri Titov (ESA)