Pressure Balance and Plasma Transport in the Topside Ionosphere of Mars

Thomas Cravens1, Oliver Q Hamil1, Stephen Houston1, Stephen W Bougher2, Yingjuan Ma3, David Brain4, Laila Andersson5, James P McFadden6 and John E P Connerney7, (1)University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, United States, (2)Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)LASP, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States