Azimuthal magnetic fields in Saturn ’ s magnetosphere : effects associated with plasma sub-corotation and the magnetopause-tail current system

@inproceedings{Bunce2003AzimuthalMF,
  title={Azimuthal magnetic fields in Saturn ’ s magnetosphere : effects associated with plasma sub-corotation and the magnetopause-tail current system},
  author={Emma J Bunce and Stanley W. H. Cowley and Jeannette Wild},
  year={2003}
}
We calculate the azimuthal magnetic fields expected to be present in Saturn’s magnetosphere associated with two physical effects, and compare them with the fields observed during the flybys of the two Voyager spacecraft. The first effect is associated with the magnetosphereionosphere coupling currents which result from the subcorotation of the magnetospheric plasma. This is calculated from empirical models of the plasma flow and magnetic field based on Voyager data, with the effective Pedersen… CONTINUE READING

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