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First-Authored Publications:


Mayyasi, M. and M. Mendillo (2015), Why the Viking descent probes found only one ionospheric layer at Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7359-7365, doi:10.1002/2015GL065575

Matta, M., M. Mendillo, P. Withers and D. Morgan (2014), Interpreting Mars Ionospheric Anomalies over Crustal Magnetic Field Regions using a 2-D Ionospheric Model, J. of Geophys. Res., 120, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020721.

Matta, M., M. Galand, L. Moore, M. Mendillo and P. Withers (2014), Numerical Simulations of Ion and Electron Temperatures in the Ionosphere of Mars: Multiple Ions and Diurnal Variations, Icarus, 227, p. 78 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2013.09.006.

Matta, M., P. Withers, M. Mendillo (2013), The Composition of Mars' Topside Ionosphere: Effects of Hydrogen, J. Geophys. Res., 118, p. 2681-€“2693, doi: 10.1002/jgra.50104.

M. Matta, S. Smith, J. Wilson, J. Baumgardner, M. Mendillo (2009), The sodium tail of the Moon, Icarus, 204 (2), p. 409-417.

Co-Authored Publications:


P. Withers, et al., (2015), The morphology of the topside ionosphere of Mars under different solar wind conditions: Results of a multi-instrument observing campaign by Mars Express in 2010, PSS, accepted.

D., Bhattacharyya, J. Clarke, J.-L. Bertaux, J.-Y. Chaufray and M. Mayyasi (2015), A Strong Seasonal Dependence in the Martian Hydrogen Exosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett, accepted

M. Mendillo, C. Narvaez, M. Matta, M. Vogt, P. Mahaffy, M. Benna, and B. Jakosky (2015), MAVEN and Mars Initial Reference Ionosphere Model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065732.

B. Jakosky and 93 coauthors, including M. Mayyasi (2015), MAVEN Observations of the Response of Mars to and Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection, Science, 10.1126/science.aad0210

S. Bougher and 93 coauthors, including M. Mayyasi (2015), Early MAVEN Deep Dip Campaigns: First Results and Implications, Science, 10.1126/science.aad0459.

P. Withers, M. Vogt, M. Matta P. Mahaffy, M. Benna, M. Elrod, S. Bougher, C. Dong, J-Y. Chaufray, Y. Ma, B. Jakosky (2015), Comparison of model predictions for the composition of the ionosphere of Mars to MAVEN NGIMS data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 8966-8976, doi:10.1002/2015GL065205.

K. Fallows, P. Withers, and M. Matta (2015), Numerical simulations of the influence of solar zenith angle on properties of the M1 layer of the Mars ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 6707-€“6721, doi:10.1002/2014JA020947.

K. Fallows, P. Withers and M. Matta (2015), An observational study of the influence of solar zenith angle on properties of the M1 layer of the Mars ionosphere, J. of Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2014JA020750.

Withers, P., K. Fallows, and M. Matta (2014), Predictions of electron temperatures in the Mars ionosphere and their effects on electron densities, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 2681-2686, doi:10.1002/2014GL059683.

Mendillo, M., C. Navaez, P. Withers, M. Matta, W. Kofman and J. Mouginot (2013), Variability in Ionospheric Total Electron Content at Mars, Planet. Sp. Science, 86, p. 117 - 129, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2013.08.010.

Withers, P., K. Fallows, Z. Girazian, M. Matta, B. Häusler, D. Hinson, L. Tyler, D. Morgan, M. Pätzold, K. Peter, S. Tellmann, J. Peralta, and O. Witasse (2012), A clear view of the multifaceted dayside ionosphere of Mars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L18202, doi:10.1029/2012GL053193

Lollo A., P. Withers, K Fallows, Z. Girazian, M. Matta, P.C. Chamberlin (2012), Numerical simulations of the ionosphere of Mars during a solar flare, J. Geophys. Res., 117 (A5), A05314, doi: 10.1029/2011JA017399.

Mendillo M., A. Lollo, P. Withers, M. Matta, Martin Pätzold, and Sylvia Tellmann (2011), Modeling Mars' Ionosphere with Constraints from Same-Day Observations by Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Express, J. Geophys. Res., 116 (A11), doi:10.1029/2011JA016865.