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Upstream of Saturn and Titan

Upstream of Saturn and Titan
Upstream of Saturn and Titan

The formation of Titan's induced magnetosphere is a unique and important example in the solar system of a plasma-moon interaction where the moon has a substantial atmosphere. The field and particle conditions upstream of Titan are important in controlling the interaction and also play a strong role in modulating the chemistry of the ionosphere. In this paper we review Titan's plasma interaction to identify important upstream parameters and review the physics of Saturn's magnetosphere near Titan's orbit to highlight how these upstream parameters may vary. We discuss the conditions upstream of Saturn in the solar wind and the conditions found in Saturn's magnetosheath. Statistical work on Titan's upstream magnetospheric fields and particles are discussed. Finally, various classification schemes are presented and combined into a single list of Cassini Titan encounter classes which is also used to highlight differences between these classification schemes.

Induced magnetosphere, Plasma interaction, Saturn, Titan
0038-6308
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Arridge, C.S.
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André, N.
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Bertucci, C.L.
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Garnier, P.
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Jackman, C.M.
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Rymer, A.M.
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Sergis, N.
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Szego, K.
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Coates, A.J.
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Crary, F.J.
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Arridge, C.S.
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André, N.
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Bertucci, C.L.
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Garnier, P.
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Jackman, C.M.
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Rymer, A.M.
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Sergis, N.
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Szego, K.
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Coates, A.J.
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Arridge, C.S., André, N., Bertucci, C.L., Garnier, P., Jackman, C.M., Németh, Z., Rymer, A.M., Sergis, N., Szego, K., Coates, A.J. and Crary, F.J. (2011) Upstream of Saturn and Titan. Space Science Reviews, 162 (1-4), 25-83. (doi:10.1007/s11214-011-9849-x).

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Abstract

The formation of Titan's induced magnetosphere is a unique and important example in the solar system of a plasma-moon interaction where the moon has a substantial atmosphere. The field and particle conditions upstream of Titan are important in controlling the interaction and also play a strong role in modulating the chemistry of the ionosphere. In this paper we review Titan's plasma interaction to identify important upstream parameters and review the physics of Saturn's magnetosphere near Titan's orbit to highlight how these upstream parameters may vary. We discuss the conditions upstream of Saturn in the solar wind and the conditions found in Saturn's magnetosheath. Statistical work on Titan's upstream magnetospheric fields and particles are discussed. Finally, various classification schemes are presented and combined into a single list of Cassini Titan encounter classes which is also used to highlight differences between these classification schemes.

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Published date: 19 November 2011
Keywords: Induced magnetosphere, Plasma interaction, Saturn, Titan

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Local EPrints ID: 437329
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437329
ISSN: 0038-6308
PURE UUID: 96177cb1-dbaa-4b37-b907-e3939c40ee36
ORCID for C.M. Jackman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0635-7361

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Date deposited: 24 Jan 2020 17:31
Last modified: 27 Jan 2020 13:46

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Author: C.S. Arridge
Author: N. André
Author: C.L. Bertucci
Author: P. Garnier
Author: C.M. Jackman ORCID iD
Author: Z. Németh
Author: A.M. Rymer
Author: N. Sergis
Author: K. Szego
Author: A.J. Coates
Author: F.J. Crary

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