Chin. Phys. Lett.  2014, Vol. 31 Issue (03): 039601    DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/31/3/039601
GEOPHYSICS, ASTRONOMY, AND ASTROPHYSICS |
An Improved Model of the Jovian Magnetosphere
LU Bin, CHEN Chu-Xin**
Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026
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LU Bin, CHEN Chu-Xin 2014 Chin. Phys. Lett. 31 039601
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Abstract The Jovian magnetosphere is modulated by the solar wind and centrifugal force. The configuration of the magnetic field in the previous model of the magnetosphere including the centrifugal force is consistent with the observations at low magnetic latitude (Λ<50°), while there is a substantial difference between the results of the model and the observations at high magnetic latitude (Λ≥50°), especially in the distant magnetotail. Based on the previous model, a new configuration of the Jovian magnetosphere in the night side is suggested by a three-step transformation in this study. The new magnetosphere obtained by the transformation method is flattened in the z-direction and stretched in the x-direction in distant magnetotail, which agree with general knowledge.
Received: 04 December 2013      Published: 28 February 2014
PACS:  96.30.Kf (Jupiter)  
  94.30.ch (Magnetopause)  
  96.25.Fx (Atmospheres)  
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