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Auroral Processes at the Giant Planets: Energy Deposition, Emission Mechanisms, Morphology and Spectra

Badman, SV; Branduardi-Raymont, G; Galand, M; Hess, SLG; Krupp, N; Lamy, L; Melin, H; (2015) Auroral Processes at the Giant Planets: Energy Deposition, Emission Mechanisms, Morphology and Spectra. Space Science Reviews , 187 (1) pp. 99-179. 10.1007/s11214-014-0042-x. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: Auroral Processes at the Giant Planets: Energy Deposition, Emission Mechanisms, Morphology and Spectra
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11214-014-0042-x
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-014-0042-x
Language: English
Additional information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-014-0042-x
Keywords: Aurora, Giant planet, Magnetodisk
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/1453101
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