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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, 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

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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