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“The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel”

- Claude Bernard -

Journal Publications


A. Mittelholz,  S. C.  Steele, R. R. Fu, C. L.  Johnson, R. J. Lillis & G.  Stucky de Quay (2024).  Magnetic field signatures of craters on Mars. Geophysical Research Letters,  51, e2023GL106788.

B. Pinot, D.  Mimoun, N. Murdoch, ... A. Mittelholz, ... (2024). The In Situ Evaluation of the SEIS Noise Model.Space Sci Rev 220, 26 (2024).


A. Mittelholz, L. Heagy, C. L. Johnson, ... (2023): Exploring Martian Magnetic Fields with a Helicopter. AAS - Planetary Science Journal. 4 (155). 10.3847/PSJ/ace9c1

L.Cheng, R. Lillis, Y. Wang,  A. Mittelholz, S. Xu, ... (2023): Martian Bow Shock Oscillations Driven by Solar Wind Variations: Simultaneous Observations From Tianwen‐1 and MAVEN. Geophysical Research Letters. 50 (16). e2023GL104769

L. Ojha and A. Mittelholz, (2022): Insight into the formation mechanism of the Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars from magnetic field data. Icarus. 395

M. Golombek, T. Hudson, T. Bailey ..., A. Mittelholz, ... (2023): Results from InSight robotic arm activities. Space Science Reviews. 219, 20.


 A. Mittelholz, C. L. Johnson, M. Fillingim, R. E. Grimm, S. Joy, S. N. Thorne,W. B. Banerdt (2023): Mars’ external magnetic field as seen from the surface with InSight. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 128, e2022JE007616.


C. Yan, A. Barik, S. Stanley, ..., A. Mittelholz, ... (2023): An ancient dynamo driven by hemispheric heating: effect of thermal boundary conditions. Planetary Science Journal. 4,1. 10.3847/PSJ/acae


S. Stähler, A. Mittelholz, C. Perrin, ..., (2022): Tectonics of Cerberus Fossae unveiled by marsquakes. Nature Astronomy, 1-11.

T. Kawamura, M. Grott, R. Garcia, ..., A. Mittelholz, ... (2022): An autonomous lunar geophysical experiment package (ALGEP) for future space missions. Experimental Astronomy, 1-24.

 S. Thorne*, C. L. Johnson , A. Mittelholz , ..., (2022): Investigation of magnetic field signals during vortex- induced pressure drops at InSight. Planetary and Space Science, p.105487.

M. Wieczorek, A. Brocquet , S. M. McLennan, ... A. Mittelholz , ..., (2022): InSight constraints on the global character of the Martian crust. JGR Planets.

A. Mittelholz and C. Johnson (2022): The Martian Crustal Magnetic Field. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences. 9:895362., doi:10.3389/fspas.2022.895362

H. Luo, A. M. Du, Y. S. Ge, C. L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz , ... (2022): Natural Orthogonal Component Analysis of Daily Magnetic Variations at the Martian Surface: InSight Observations, JGR Planets, 127(2).



A. Mittelholz , C. L. Johnson , M. Fillingim, ..., (2021): Space Weather Observations with InSight, Geophysical Research Letters, 48(22).

A. Mittelholz, A. Grayver, A. Khan, A. Kuvshinov (2021):The Global Conductivity Structure of the lunar upper and midmantle. JGR: Planets, 126 (11).

A. Mittelholz, J. Espley, J. Connerney, R. F, C. L. Johnson, B. Langlais, . . . B. P. Weiss (2021): Mars’ Ancient Dynamo and Crustal Remanent Magnetism. Bulletin of the AAS, 53(4).

B. Knapmeyer-Endrun, M. Panning, ..., A. Mittelholz , ..., (2021).: Thickness and structure of the Martian crust from InSight seismic data, Science 373, 438–443, doi: 10.1126/science.abf8966.

M. Volk, R. Fu, A. Mittelholz , J. Day (2021): Paleointensity and Rock Magnetism of Martian Nakhlite Meteorite Miller Range (MIL) 03346: Evidence for Intense Small Scale Crustal Magnetization on Mars, JGR: Planets 126.5, doi:e2021JE006856.

 C. Charalambous, McClean J. B., ..., A. Mittelholz , ..., (2021): Vortex-dominated aeolian activity at InSight’s landing site, Part 1:Multi-instrument Observations, Analysis and Implications, JGR Planets,




A. Mittelholz , C. L. Johnson , S. N. Thorne, ..., (2020): The origin of observed magnetic variability for a sol on Mars from InSight, JGR Planets,

S. C. Stähler, R. Widmer-Schnidrig, J.-R. Scholz, M. van Driel, A. Mittelholz , ..., (2020): Geophysical observations of Phobos transits by InSight, Geophysical Research Letters, 47,

A. Mittelholz, C. L. Johnson, J. Feinberg, B. Langlais, R. J. Phillips, (2020): New constraints on dynamo timing and crustal magnetization on Mars from MAVEN observations, Science Advances, 6, 18, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aba0513

B. Banerdt, S. Smrekar, ..., C. L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz, ... (2020): Early Results from the InSight Mission: Mission Overview and Global Seismic Activity, Nature Geoscience, doi.10.1038/s41561-020-0544-y

C. L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz, B. Langlais, ... (2020): Crustal and Time-Varying Magnetic Fields at the InSight Landing site on Mars, Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/s41561-020-0537-x

D. Banfield, A. Spiga, ..., C. L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz, ... (2020): An overview of the initial results on atmospheric science from InSight measurements, Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/s41561-020-0534-0



C. Hanneson, C. L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz, M. M. Al Asad, C. Goldblatt (2019): Dependence of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field on Heliocentric Distance at 0.3–1.7 AU: A Six-Spacecraft Study, JGR Space Physics, doi: 10.1029/2019JA027139

R J.Lillis, M. O. Fillingim, Y. Ma, F. Gonzalez-Galindo , F. Forget, C. L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz, ... (2019). Modeling wind-driven ionospheric dynamo currents at Mars: Expectations for InSight magnetic field measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, 246, doi: 10.1029/2019GL082536


S. E. Smrekar, P. Lognonné, T. Spohn, ..., C. L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz, ... (2019): Pre-mission InSights on the Interior of Mars, Space Science Reviews, 215: 3, doi: 10.1007/s11214-018-0563-9

D. Banfield, J. A. Rodriguez-Manfredi, C. T. Russell, ..., C. L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz, ... (2019): InSight Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), Space Science Reviews, 215: 4, doi: 10.1007/s11214-018-0570-x

A. Mittelholz, (2019). Mars’ external and internal magnetic fields from orbital observations, University of British Columbia, 

G. Osinski, M. Battler, C. Caudill, ... , A. Mittelholz,... (2019): The CanMars Mars Sample Return Analogue Mission, Space Science Reviews, 166: 110-130, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2018.07.011

C. Caudill, A. Pontrefact, A. Mittelholz, A. Grau Galofre, T. Tianqi, G.R. Osinski, and the CanMars Science team (2019): CanMars mission Science Team operational results: Implications for operations and the sample selection process for Mars Sample Return (MSR). Planetary and Space Science, 172: 43-56, doi:



A. Mittelholz, A. Morschhauser, C. L. Johnson, B. Langlais, R.J. Lillis, F. Vervelidou, B. Weiss (2018): The last 3 Mars2020 landing sites from a magnetic field perspective, Earth and Space Sciences, 5.9: 410-424, doi: d10.1029/2018EA000420

A. Mittelholz, C. L. Johnson, A. Morschhauser (2018): A New Magnetic Field Activity Proxy for Mars from MAVEN Data, Geophysical Research Letters, 45.12: 5899-5907, doi: 10.1029/2018GL078425.



A. Mittelholz, C.L. Johnson, R.J. Lillis (2017): Global-scale external fields measured at satellite altitudes, JGR Planets,122, 1243-1257, doi:10.1002/2017JE005308.

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