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Comparisons Between Jupiter's X‐ray, UV and Radio Emissions and In‐Situ Solar Wind Measurements During 2007

Dunn, WR; Gray, R; Wibisono, AD; Lamy, L; Louis, C; Badman, SV; Branduardi-Raymont, G; ... Kraft, R; + view all (2020) Comparisons Between Jupiter's X‐ray, UV and Radio Emissions and In‐Situ Solar Wind Measurements During 2007. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics , 125 (6) , Article e2019JA027222. 10.1029/2019ja027222. Green open access

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Abstract

We compare Chandra and XMM‐Newton X‐ray observations of Jupiter during 2007 with a rich multi‐instrument dataset including: upstream in‐situ solar wind measurements from the New Horizons spacecraft, radio emissions from the Nançay Decametric Array and Wind/Waves, and UV observations from the Hubble Space Telescope. New Horizons data revealed two corotating interaction regions (CIRs) impacted Jupiter during these observations. Non‐Io decametric bursts and UV emissions brightened together and varied in phase with the CIRs. We characterise 3 types of X‐ray aurorae: hard X‐ray bremsstrahlung main emission, pulsed/flared soft X‐ray emissions and a newly identified dim flickering (varying on short‐timescales, but quasi‐continuously present) aurora. For most observations, the X‐ray aurorae were dominated by pulsed/flaring emissions, with ion spectral lines that were best fit by Iogenic plasma. However, the brightest X‐ray aurora was coincident with a magnetosphere expansion. For this observation, the aurorae were produced by both flickering emission and erratic pulses/flares. Auroral spectral models for this observation required the addition of solar wind ions to attain good fits, suggesting solar wind entry into the outer magnetosphere or directly into the pole for this particularly bright observation. X‐ray bremsstrahlung from high energy electrons was only bright for one observation, which was during a forward shock. This bremsstrahlung was spatially coincident with bright UV main emission (power> 1TW) and X‐ray ion spectral line dusk emission, suggesting closening of upward and downward current systems during the shock. Otherwise, the bremsstrahlung was dim and UV main emission power was also lower(<700 GW), suggesting their power scaled together.

Type: Article
Title: Comparisons Between Jupiter's X‐ray, UV and Radio Emissions and In‐Situ Solar Wind Measurements During 2007
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1029/2019ja027222
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1029/2019ja027222
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Jupiter, X‐ray, Aurora, Solar Wind Interaction, UV, Radio
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10094907
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