Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S335, P114-120 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317010924 View full text
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David A. Brain

Abstract: AbstractMars lacks a global dynamo magnetic field to shield it from the solar wind and solar storms, so may be especially sensitive to changing space weather compared to Earth. Inputs from the Sun and solar wind have been measured continuously at Mars for 20 years, and intermittently for more than 50 years. Observations of the influence of the variable space weather at Mars include compression and reconfiguration of the magnetosphere in response to solar storms, increased likelihood of aurora and increased aur…

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