Suprathermal electrons near the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov‐Gerasimenko at 3 AU: Model comparisons with Rosetta data

@article{Madanian2016SuprathermalEN,
  title={Suprathermal electrons near the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov‐Gerasimenko at 3 AU: Model comparisons with Rosetta data},
  author={H. Madanian and T. Cravens and A. Rahmati and R. Goldstein and J. Burch and A. Eriksson and N. Edberg and P. Henri and K. Mandt and George Clark and M. Rubin and T. Broiles and N. L. Reedy},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={121},
  pages={5815-5836}
}
Observations of the coma near the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P) made by the IES (Ion and Electron Sensor) instrument onboard the Rosetta Orbiter during late 2014 showed that electron fluxes greatly exceeded solar wind electron fluxes. The IES is part of the Rosetta Plasma Consortium. This paper reports on electron energy spectra measured by IES near the nucleus as well as approximate densities and average energies for the suprathermal electrons when the comet was at a… Expand
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