A model based upon Viking data is constructed of the Martian atmosphere, and a comprehensive quantitative discussion is given of the measurements of the ultraviolet dayglow. A detailed assessment is made of the heating of the neutral and ionized components of the atmosphere arising from the absorption of ultraviolet solar radiation.
Fox, J. L.,
& Dalgarno, A.
(1979). Ionization, Luminosity, and Heating of the Upper Atmosphere of Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 84 (A12), 7315-7333.