uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Plasma environment in the wake of Titan from hybrid simulation: A case study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala Division.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala Division.
Show others and affiliations
2007 (English)In: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, E-ISSN 1944-8007, Vol. 34, no 24, L24S07- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

On 26 December 2005, the Cassini spacecraft flew through Titan's plasma wake and revealed a complex and dynamic region. Observations suggest a strong asymmetry which seems to be displaced from the ideal position of the wake. Two distinct plasma regions are identified with a significant difference on the electron number density and on the plasma composition. Simulation results using a three-dimensional and multi-species hybrid model, performed in conditions similar to those encountered during the flyby, are presented and compared to the observations. An acceptable agreement is shown between the model predictions and the observations. We suggest that the observed asymmetries, in terms of density and plasma composition, are mainly caused by the a combination of the asymmetry in the ion/electron production rate and the magnetic field morphology, where the first plasma region is connected to the dayside hemisphere of Titan's ionosphere while the other is connected to the nightside hemisphere.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 34, no 24, L24S07- p.
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150058DOI: 10.1029/2007GL030489ISI: 000250448100002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-150058DiVA: diva2:406442
Available from: 2011-03-25 Created: 2011-03-25 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
By organisation
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala Division
In the same journal
Geophysical Research Letters
Physical Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 376 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf