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The magnetic field of Jupiter
Author and Affiliation:
Acuna, M. H.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ness, N. F.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Abstract: The paper is concerned mainly with the intrinsic planetary field which dominates the inner magnetosphere up to a distance of 10 to 12 Jovian radii where other phenomena, such as ring currents and diamagnetic effects of trapped charged particles, become significant. The main magnetic field of Jupiter as determined by in-situ observations by Pioner 10 and 11 is found to be relatively more complex than a simple offset tilted dipole. Deviations from a simple dipole geometry lead to distortions of the charged particle L shells and warping of the magnetic equator. Enhanced absorption effects associated with Io and Amalthea are predicted. The results are consistent with the conclusions derived from extensive radio observations at decimetric and decametric wavelengths for the planetary field.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1976
Document ID:
19770039077
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 77A21929
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: (SEE A77-21901 08-46)
Publisher Information: Netherlands
Meeting Information: Magnetospheric particles and fields Summer Advanced Study School; August 4-15, 1975; Graz; Austria
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 13p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: JUPITER (PLANET); MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; PLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELDS; DECAMETRIC WAVES; MAGNETIC DIPOLES; PIONEER 10 SPACE PROBE; PIONEER 11 SPACE PROBE; PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERES; PLANETARY RADIATION; RADIO ASTRONOMY; RADIO EMISSION; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; TRAPPED PARTICLES
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Magnetospheric particles and fields; Proceedings of the Summer Advanced Study School, Graz, Austria, August 4-15, 1975. (A77-21901 08-46) Dordrecht, D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1976, p. 311-323.
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