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Gravito-electrodynamics and the structure of planetary ring systems
Author and Affiliation:
Mendis, D. A.(California, University, La Jolla, CA, United States)
Abstract: Recent spacecraft observations of the Saturnian and Jovian ring systems have highlighted a plethora of interesting new phenomena associated with those regions containing fine (micron and sub-micron sized) dust. Recognizing that these dust grains, by virtue of being immersed within the planetary magnetospheres, are electrostatically charged to the point that they experience comparable gravitational and electric forces, a new 'gravito-electrodynamic' theory has been developed to describe their dynamics. This theory has been successful in explaining all these phenomena in a systematic way. In this review, the basic model and its range of validity are outlined, and its application to the Saturnian and Jovian ring systems are discussed.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1984
Document ID:
19850039804
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 85A21955
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: (ISSN 0370-0089); 93; 177-188
Publisher Information: India
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NSF AST-81-08706; NGR-05-009-110; NSG-7102; NSG-762; NAGW-399
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: California Univ.; La Jolla, CA, United States
Description: 12p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ELECTRODYNAMICS; INTERPLANETARY DUST; JUPITER RINGS; PLANETARY GRAVITATION; PLANETARY RINGS; SATURN RINGS; EARTH IONOSPHERE; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; GRANULAR MATERIALS; INTERPLANETARY MEDIUM; MAGNETIC RESONANCE; SPACE PLASMAS; VOYAGER 1 SPACECRAFT; VOYAGER 2 SPACECRAFT
Imprint And Other Notes: Indian Academy of Sciences, Proceedings (Earth and Planetary Sciences) (ISSN 0370-0089), vol. 93, Aug. 1984, p. 177-188.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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