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Sakai, S., Seki, K., Terada, N., Shinagawa, H., Sakata, R., Tanaka, T., & Ebihara, Y. (2021). “Effects of the IMF direction on atmospheric escape from a Mars‐like planet under weak intrinsic magnetic field condition.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126, e2020JA028485.

Sakata, R., Seki, K., Sakai, S., Terada, N., Shinagawa, H., & Tanaka, T. (2020). “Effects of an intrinsic magnetic field on ion loss from ancient Mars based on multispecies MHD simulations.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125, e2019JA026945.

Hilary Egan, Riku Jarvinen, Yingjuan Ma, David Brain. “Planetary magnetic field control of ion escape from weakly magnetized planets.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 488, Issue 2, September 2019, Pages 2108–2120.

Ma, Y. J., Dong, C. F., Toth, G., van der Holst, B., Nagy, A. F., Russell, C. T., et al. (2019). “Importance of ambipolar electric field in driving ion loss from Mars.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124, 9040– 9057.


Substantial data have been collected on the topic of magnetic fields and atmospheric loss. Our project intends to re-analyze this data, building new robust models and bringing together different researchers and disciplines. Below are publications and resources relevant to the core mission of MACH.

Egan, H. R. Jarvinen, Y. Ma and D. Brain (2019, submitted), “Planetary Magnetic Field Control of Ion Escape from Weakly Magnetized Planets”.

Dong, C. F., M. Lingam, Y. J. Ma and O. Cohen (2017). “Is Proxima Centauri b Habitable? A Study of Atmospheric Loss.”

Driscoll, P. E. and R. Barnes (2015). “Tidal Heating of Earth-like Exoplanets around M Stars: Thermal, Magnetic, and Orbital Evolutions.”

Cohen, O., Y. Ma, J. J. Drake, A. Glocer, C. Garraffo, J. M. Bell and T. I. Gombosi (2015). “The Interaction of Venus-Like, M-Dwarf Planets with the Stellar Wind of Their Host Star.”

Vidotto, A. A., M. Jardine and C. Helling (2011). “Transit variability in bow shock-hosting planets.”