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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences H-index 49 Citations 11,328 218 World Ranking 2174 National Ranking 989

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Awards & Achievements

2016 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Oxygen
  • Astronomy
  • Hydrogen

His primary scientific interests are in Astrobiology, Mars Exploration Program, Sample Analysis at Mars, Atmosphere of Mars and Atmosphere. His studies in Astrobiology integrate themes in fields like Neon, Nitrogen, Planet and Analytical chemistry. He is interested in Exploration of Mars, which is a field of Mars Exploration Program.

Sample Analysis at Mars is a subfield of Martian that Paul R. Mahaffy studies. His Atmosphere of Mars study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Atmospheric sciences, Ionosphere and Methane. His work deals with themes such as Solar wind and Galileo Probe, which intersect with Atmosphere.

His most cited work include:

  • A habitable fluvio-lacustrine environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale crater, Mars. (499 citations)
  • Mars Science Laboratory Mission and Science Investigation (436 citations)
  • The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution ( MAVEN ) Mission (375 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Paul R. Mahaffy spends much of his time researching Mars Exploration Program, Astrobiology, Sample Analysis at Mars, Martian and Atmosphere of Mars. Paul R. Mahaffy interconnects Atmosphere, Atmospheric sciences, Ionosphere and Mass spectrometry in the investigation of issues within Mars Exploration Program. Within one scientific family, he focuses on topics pertaining to Atmosphere of the Moon under Astrobiology, and may sometimes address concerns connected to Exosphere.

His Sample Analysis at Mars study incorporates themes from Organic matter, Mineralogy, Martian surface and Quadrupole mass analyzer. His Martian study frequently draws connections between adjacent fields such as Meteorite. The Atmosphere of Mars study combines topics in areas such as Ion, Solar wind and Thermosphere.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Mars Exploration Program (57.40%)
  • Astrobiology (51.74%)
  • Sample Analysis at Mars (23.77%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Mars Exploration Program (57.40%)
  • Astrobiology (51.74%)
  • Sample Analysis at Mars (23.77%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Paul R. Mahaffy focuses on Mars Exploration Program, Astrobiology, Sample Analysis at Mars, Atmospheric sciences and Martian. His Mars Exploration Program research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Geochemistry, Atmosphere, Organic matter and Methane. His work carried out in the field of Astrobiology brings together such families of science as Carbon and Sprite.

Paul R. Mahaffy combines subjects such as Total organic carbon, Chlorobenzene, Mineralogy, Wet chemistry and Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry with his study of Sample Analysis at Mars. His research in Atmospheric sciences intersects with topics in Atmosphere of Mars, Storm and Altitude. His Martian research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Corona and Exosphere.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Organic matter preserved in 3-billion-year-old mudstones at Gale crater, Mars. (152 citations)
  • Background levels of methane in Mars' atmosphere show strong seasonal variations (102 citations)
  • Loss of the Martian atmosphere to space: Present-day loss rates determined from MAVEN observations and integrated loss through time (102 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Oxygen
  • Astronomy
  • Hydrogen

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Mars Exploration Program, Atmosphere, Astrobiology, Sample Analysis at Mars and Atmospheric sciences. The concepts of his Mars Exploration Program study are interwoven with issues in Geochemistry, Dust storm, Ionosphere and Library science. His Atmosphere research integrates issues from Nitrogen fixation, Nitrogen and Noachian.

When carried out as part of a general Astrobiology research project, his work on Martian is frequently linked to work in Flux, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study. His Sample Analysis at Mars study combines topics in areas such as Total organic carbon, Carbonate, Martian surface, Tetramethylammonium hydroxide and Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. His Atmospheric sciences research incorporates themes from Atmosphere of Mars, Planet and Hydrogen.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Top Publications

A habitable fluvio-lacustrine environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale crater, Mars.

J. P. Grotzinger;D. Y. Sumner;L. C. Kah;K. Stack.
Science (2014)

599 Citations

Mars Science Laboratory Mission and Science Investigation

John P. Grotzinger;Joy Crisp;Ashwin R. Vasavada;Robert C. Anderson.
Space Science Reviews (2012)

586 Citations

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution ( MAVEN ) Mission

Bruce M. Jakosky;R. P. Lin;J. M. Grebowsky;J. G. Luhmann.
Space Science Reviews (2015)

413 Citations

The composition of the Jovian atmosphere as determined by the Galileo probe mass spectrometer.

H. B. Niemann;H. B. Niemann;S. K. Atreya;G. R. Carignan;T. M. Donahue.
Journal of Geophysical Research (1998)

397 Citations

The Sample Analysis at Mars Investigation and Instrument Suite

Paul R. Mahaffy;Christopher R. Webster;Michel Cabane;Pamela G. Conrad.
Space Science Reviews (2012)

365 Citations

Volatile, Isotope, and Organic Analysis of Martian Fines with the Mars Curiosity Rover

L. A. Leshin;P. R. Mahaffy;C. R. Webster;M. Cabane.
Science (2013)

361 Citations

Mars methane detection and variability at Gale crater

Christopher R. Webster;Paul R. Mahaffy;Sushil K. Atreya;Gregory J. Flesch.
Science (2015)

357 Citations

A low-temperature origin for the planetesimals that formed Jupiter

T. Owen;P. Mahaffy;H. B. Niemann;S. Atreya.
Nature (1999)

348 Citations

Volatile and organic compositions of sedimentary rocks in Yellowknife Bay, Gale crater, Mars.

Douglas W. Ming;P. D. Archer;D. P. Glavin;J. L. Eigenbrode.
Science (2014)

327 Citations

Updated Galileo probe mass spectrometer measurements of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur on Jupiter

Michael H. Wong;Paul R. Mahaffy;Sushil K. Atreya;Hasso B. Niemann.
Icarus (2004)

321 Citations

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