The Magnetosphere of Uranus: Hot Plasma and Radiation Environment

  title={The Magnetosphere of Uranus: Hot Plasma and Radiation Environment},
  author={S. Krimigis and T. Armstrong and W. I. Axford and A. Cheng and G. Gloeckler and D. Hamilton and E. Keath and L. Lanzerotti and B. Mauk},
  pages={102 - 97}
The low-energy charged-particle (LECP) instrument on Voyager 2 measured lowenergy electrons and ions near and within the magnetosphere of Uranus. Initial analysis of the LECP measurements has revealed the following. (i) The magnetospheric particle population consists principally of protons and electrons having energies to at least 4 and 1.2 megaelectron volts, respectively, with electron intensities substantially excceding proton intensities at a given energy. (ii) The intensity profile for… Expand
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