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Saturn's magnetotail

Saturn's magnetotail
Saturn's magnetotail

Saturn has often been described as intermediate between Earth and Jupiter in terms of its magnetospheric dynamics. It has a well-developed magnetotail, the region which stretches vast distances on the nightside of the planet, shaped by the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) flowing past the magnetosphere. This chapter describes the large-scale tail structure, magnetospheric dynamics, and remote sensing in detail. In addition to in situ exploration of Saturn's tail, planetary radio emissions and auroral images can be used as excellent remote diagnostics of tail dynamics. The chapter discusses Saturn's radio emissions and auroral images in more detail. Remote sensing of radio emissions and images of Saturn's aurora in a multitude of wavelengths show the far-reaching effects of tail reconfigurations.

Auroral images, Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF), Magnetospheric dynamics, Magnetotail, Planetary radio emissions, Remote sensing, Saturn
99-117
Wiley
Jackman, Caitríona M.
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Keiling, Andreas
Jackman, Caitríona M.
Delamere, Peter A.
Jackman, Caitríona M.
9bc3456c-b254-48f1-ade0-912c5b8b4529
Keiling, Andreas
Jackman, Caitríona M.
Delamere, Peter A.

Jackman, Caitríona M. (2015) Saturn's magnetotail. In, Keiling, Andreas, Jackman, Caitríona M. and Delamere, Peter A. (eds.) Magnetotails in the Solar System. (Geophysical Monograph Series, , (doi:10.1002/9781118842324.ch6)) Wiley, pp. 99-117. (doi:10.1002/9781118842324.ch6).

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Abstract

Saturn has often been described as intermediate between Earth and Jupiter in terms of its magnetospheric dynamics. It has a well-developed magnetotail, the region which stretches vast distances on the nightside of the planet, shaped by the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) flowing past the magnetosphere. This chapter describes the large-scale tail structure, magnetospheric dynamics, and remote sensing in detail. In addition to in situ exploration of Saturn's tail, planetary radio emissions and auroral images can be used as excellent remote diagnostics of tail dynamics. The chapter discusses Saturn's radio emissions and auroral images in more detail. Remote sensing of radio emissions and images of Saturn's aurora in a multitude of wavelengths show the far-reaching effects of tail reconfigurations.

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Published date: 9 January 2015
Keywords: Auroral images, Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF), Magnetospheric dynamics, Magnetotail, Planetary radio emissions, Remote sensing, Saturn

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Local EPrints ID: 436469
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436469
PURE UUID: 9e6e570d-99f8-415f-9aee-08f53f4a8812
ORCID for Caitríona M. Jackman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0635-7361

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Date deposited: 11 Dec 2019 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:04

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Author: Caitríona M. Jackman ORCID iD
Editor: Andreas Keiling
Editor: Caitríona M. Jackman
Editor: Peter A. Delamere

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