Saturn's Magnetic Field and Magnetosphere

  title={Saturn's Magnetic Field and Magnetosphere},
  author={E. Smith and L. Davis and D. E. Jones and P. Coleman and D. Colburn and P. Dyal and C. Sonett},
  pages={407 - 410}
The Pioneer Saturn vector helium magnetometer has detected a bow shock and magnetopause at Saturn and has provided an accurate characterization of the planetary field. The equatorial surface field is 0.20 gauss, a factor of 3 to 5 times smaller than anticipated on the basis of attempted scalings from Earth and Jupiter. The tilt angle between the magnetic dipole axis and Saturn's rotation axis is < 1�, a surprisingly small value. Spherical harmonic analysis of the measurements shows that the… Expand
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