Jovian dust streams: A monitor of Io's volcanic plume activity

  title={Jovian dust streams: A monitor of Io's volcanic plume activity},
  author={Harald Krueger and Paul E. Geissler and Mih{\'a}ly Hor{\'a}nyi and Amara Lynn Graps and Sascha Kempf and Ralf Srama and Georg Moragas-Klostermeyer and Richard Moissl and Torrence V. Johnson and Eberhard Gruen},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
[1] Streams of high speed dust particles originate from Jupiter's moon Io. After release from Io, the particles collect electric charges in the Io plasma torus, gain energy from the co-rotating electric field of Jupiter's magnetosphere, and leave the Jovian system into interplanetary space with escape speeds over 200 km s−1. The Galileo spacecraft has continuously monitored the dust streams during 34 revolutions about Jupiter between 1996 and 2002. The observed dust fluxes exhibit large orbit… Expand

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