Saturn's Ionosphere

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Title: Saturn's Ionosphere
Authors: Moore, L
Galand, MIF
Kliore, AJ
Nagy, AF
O'Donoghue, J
Item Type: Chapter
Abstract: This chapter summarizes our current understanding of the ionosphere of Saturn. We give an overview of Saturn ionospheric science from the Voyager era to the present, with a focus on the wealth of new data and discoveries enabled by Cassini, including a massive increase in the number of electron density altitude profiles. We discuss recent ground-based detection of the effect of "ring rain" on Saturn's ionosphere, and present possible model interpretations of the observations. Finally, we outline current model-data discrepancies and indicate how future observations can help in advancing our understanding of the various controlling physical and chemical processes.
Editors: Baines, K
Issue Date: 1-May-2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Journal / Book Title: Saturn in the 21st Century
Copyright Statement: This is the submitted version. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press
Sponsor/Funder: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Funder's Grant Number: ST/K001051/1
Article Number: 8
Appears in Collections:Space and Atmospheric Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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