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Statistical properties of the magnetic field in the Kronian magnetotail lobes and current sheet

Statistical properties of the magnetic field in the Kronian magnetotail lobes and current sheet
Statistical properties of the magnetic field in the Kronian magnetotail lobes and current sheet

We examine the characteristics of the magnetic field in Saturn's magnetotail lobes and current sheet during the Cassini spacecraft's exploration of the magnetotail from day 18 to day 291 of 2006. During this period Cassini reached maximum downtail distances of ∼68 RS, with orbits at the beginning of the survey interval concentrating on the equatorial regions, while later orbits moved to somewhat higher latitudes. We find that the field strength in the lobes falls off as Blobe (nT) = (251 ± 22) × (r (RS))-1.20±0.03. We show that the lobes and current sheet have distinctive magnetic pressure distributions, and we examine the transition of the field from the central current sheet out into the northern and southern lobes.

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Jackman, C.M.
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Arridge, C.S.
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Jackman, C.M.
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Arridge, C.S.
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Jackman, C.M. and Arridge, C.S. (2011) Statistical properties of the magnetic field in the Kronian magnetotail lobes and current sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 116 (5), [A05224]. (doi:10.1029/2010JA015973).

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We examine the characteristics of the magnetic field in Saturn's magnetotail lobes and current sheet during the Cassini spacecraft's exploration of the magnetotail from day 18 to day 291 of 2006. During this period Cassini reached maximum downtail distances of ∼68 RS, with orbits at the beginning of the survey interval concentrating on the equatorial regions, while later orbits moved to somewhat higher latitudes. We find that the field strength in the lobes falls off as Blobe (nT) = (251 ± 22) × (r (RS))-1.20±0.03. We show that the lobes and current sheet have distinctive magnetic pressure distributions, and we examine the transition of the field from the central current sheet out into the northern and southern lobes.

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Published date: May 2011

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Local EPrints ID: 437323
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437323
ISSN: 2169-9380
PURE UUID: cf587d3b-4fda-444b-b1d7-1637d1417c5e
ORCID for C.M. Jackman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0635-7361

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Author: C.S. Arridge

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