Modeling the size and shape of Saturn's magnetopause with variable dynamic pressure

  title={Modeling the size and shape of Saturn's magnetopause with variable dynamic pressure},
  author={Chris S. Arridge and Nicholas Achilleos and Michele K. Dougherty and Krishan K. Khurana and Christopher T. Russell},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] The location and shape of a planetary magnetopause is principally determined by the dynamic pressure, Dp, of the solar wind, the orientation of the planet's magnetic dipole with respect to the solar wind flow, and by the distribution of stresses inside the magnetosphere. The magnetospheres of Saturn and Jupiter have strong internal plasma sources compared to the solar wind source and also rotate rapidly, causing an equatorial inflation of the magnetosphere and consequently the magnetopause… 

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