Dynamics of the Sharp Edges of Broad Planetary Rings

@inproceedings{Hahn2009DynamicsOT,
  title={Dynamics of the Sharp Edges of Broad Planetary Rings},
  author={Joseph M. Hahn and Joseph Nicholas Spitale and Carolyn C. Porco},
  year={2009}
}
This paper describes a model of a broad planetary ring whose sharp edge is confined by a satellite’s mth Lindblad resonance (LR). This model uses the streamline formalism of Borderies et al. to calculate the ring’s internal forces, namely, ring gravity, pressure, and viscosity. The model also allows for the possibility of a drag force that can affect small ring particles directly, and large ring particles indirectly via collisions with the small. The model calculates the streamlines’ forced… CONTINUE READING

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