DOI: 10.1029/2004je002265
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Abstract: [1] The immense amount of the mapping-phase Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) magnetic data allows us to derive a highly accurate magnetic map of Mars. The data acquired at nighttimes within the first $3 years of the mapping phase are divided into two almost equal parts, and each part is expressed in spherical harmonics of degree up to 90. The two models are almost identical over harmonics of degree up to 62 but show appreciable differences over higher-degree harmonics, indicating that the higher-degree harmonic coe…

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