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Planetary Ionospheres and Magnetospheres


Series: Advances in Space Research

By: TE Cravens and MG Kivelson

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #84577 | ISBN: 0080432972
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The study of planetary ionospheres and magnetospheres has advanced dramatically in the past two decades, both through careful and increasingly sophisticated analysis of data returned by space probes and through theoretical studies supplemented by extensive computer simulations. The thirty-one papers presented in this volume on planetary ionospheres and magnetospheres include papers on the ionospheres and magnetospheres of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and comet Halley. Papers are included that describe observations from many spacecraft missions to the planets and to small solar system bodies. This volume is divided into three sections dealing with: Venus and Mars, the gas giant planets with emphasis on Jupiter and the small bodies in the solar system (Pluto, Io, comets). In the first section the emphasis is on Mars (9 out of 11 papers), providing background relevant to some of the upcoming missions that will target this planet in the closing years of this century. The Mars papers focus on measurements made in the magnetosheath and in the induced magnetosphere of that planet by several instruments onboard the Phobos-2 probe.


Venus and Mars . Solar wind deceleration at Mars and Earth: a comparison (T.L. Zhang et al. ). Studies of the Martian Bow Shock Response to the variation of the magnetosphere dimensions according to TAUS and MAGMA measurements aboard the Phobos 2 Orbiter (M.I. Verigin et al. ). Plasma clouds and the intermediate transition in the Venus ionosheath (H. Perez-de-Tejada). The Outer Planets . Modulation of Jovian electrons by the solar wind (A. Morioka et al. ). Field-aligned particle streaming in the duskside high latitude Jovian magnetosphere (N. Krupp et al. ). The Coriolis Effect in a rapidly rotating magnetosphere (C.F.A. Lofting et al. ). Small Solar System Bodies: Satellites and Comets . Ionospheres and magnetospheres of comets (A.J. Coates). Plasma flow in the cometosheath of Comet Halley (M. Tatrallyay et al. ). Solar wind-Pluto interaction revised (K. Sauer et al)

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