Auroral processes at the giant planets:energy deposition, emission mechanisms, morphology and spectra

Badman, Sarah V. and Branduardi-Raymont, Graziella and Galand, Marina and Hess, Sebastien L. G. and Krupp, Norbert and Lamy, Laurent and Melin, Henrik and Tao, Chihiro (2015) Auroral processes at the giant planets:energy deposition, emission mechanisms, morphology and spectra. Space Science Reviews, 187 (1-4). pp. 99-179. ISSN 0038-6308

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Abstract

The ionospheric response to auroral precipitation at the giant planets is reviewed, using models and observations. The emission processes for aurorae at radio, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, and X-ray wavelengths are described, and exemplified using ground- and space-based observations. Comparisons between the emissions at different wavelengths are made, where possible, and interpreted in terms of precipitating particle characteristics or atmospheric conditions. Finally, the spatial distributions and dynamics of the various components of the aurorae (moon footprints, low-latitude, main oval, polar) are related to magnetospheric processes and boundaries, using theory, in situ, and remote observations, with the aim of distinguishing between those related to internally-driven dynamics, and those related to the solar wind interaction.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Space Science Reviews
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Date of Acceptance: 17/03/2014
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
75581
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Deposited On:
11 Sep 2015 11:02
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Yes
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Published
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