Convective motion and the structure of the Jupiter magnetosphere
- Sakurai, K.
- Oct 1, 1971.
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- The convective motion and its relation to the electric field in the magnetosphere of Jupiter are investigated. It is shown that the electric field is induced in the Jovian ionosphere due to the corotating action of the ionospheric gases and further is communicated into the magnetosphere along the magnetic lines of force which connect between the ionosphere and the magnetosphere. This electric field drives the plasma to corotate with the planet in the magnetosphere. The distribution of the electric field and its effect on the plasma motion is estimated in the magnetosphere. The shape of the magnetosphere is then estimated considering the equilibrium condition. Discussion is given on the equilibrium plasma distribution in the magnetosphere and on the condition for the excitation of wave-particle interaction at the Io orbit.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19720003245., Accession ID: 72N10894., NASA-TM-X-65741., and X-693-71-412.
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