Sheared magnetic field structure in Jupiter ’ s dusk magnetosphere : Implications for return currents

@inproceedings{Kivelson2002ShearedMF,
  title={Sheared magnetic field structure in Jupiter ’ s dusk magnetosphere : Implications for return currents},
  author={Margaret Galland Kivelson and Krishan K. Khurana and R. J. Walker},
  year={2002}
}
[1] The configuration of the magnetic field near 100 RJ in the dusk sector of the Jovian magnetosphere varies with distance from the equatorial current sheet. The changing twist out of meridian planes is consistent with flows that lag corotation near the equator but that may lead corotation at higher latitudes. Although a portion of the field perturbation may be produced by magnetopause currents, we argue that the observed sheared field structure requires field-aligned current flowing toward… CONTINUE READING