NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Drift Loss-Cone Distributions Electrons in the Jovian Synchrotron Zone from 06 and VIP4 ModelsRelativistic electrons (10-50 MeV) play an important role to account for the observed synchrotron decimetric radiation in Jupiter's inner radiation belt (L < 4). A detailed knowledge of these electron distributions is required to understand the synchrotron emission observations and the associated on-going physical processes. In this paper, instead of assuming electrons drift along constant L-shell at the magnetic equator as many earlier studies adopted, we calculate the size of the theoretical drift-loss cone for relativistic electrons using both the O6 and VIP4 magnetic field models. Model maps of the synchrotron emission for specific electron distributions are shown for comparison.
Document ID
20000067676
Document Type
Other
Authors
Wang, K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Bolton, S. J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Gulkis, S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Levin, S. M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2000
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.