Atmospheric escape at early Mars and its constraints on the evolution of the Martian atmosphere

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  • Manuel Scherf
  • Sergey Dyadechkin
  • Ute Amerstorfer
  • Helmut Lammer
  • Maxim Khodachenko
  • Herbert Lichtenegger
  • Esa Kallio

  • Markku Alho

  • Igor Alexeev
  • David Parunakian
  • Raven Adam
  • Elena Belenkaya
  • Hannes Groeller
  • Colin Johnstone
  • Manuel Guedel

Research units

  • Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Arizona
  • Moscow State University
  • University of Graz


We studied the response of the early Martian atmosphere to different EUV fluxes from the young Sun and how it influenced the loss of carbon and oxygen. Since Mars had an intrinsic magnetic field early on, its paleo-magnetosphere also has to be considered during the first few million years to reconstruct the atmospheric escape over the history of the planet.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventEuropean Planetary Science Congress - TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 201821 Sep 2018


ConferenceEuropean Planetary Science Congress
Abbreviated titleEPSC
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