ELECTRON TEMPERATURE IN THE JOVIAN IONOSPHERE.

Journal Article

The daytime electron temperature profile of the Jovian ionosphere was calculated, taking into account the effects of thermal conduction and heat inflow from the plasmasphere. The photoelectron fluxes and electron heating rates were determined by using a two-stream approach. The calculated electron temperatures were found to follow the neutral temperature up to an altitude slightly above the electron density peak, while at higher altitudes they were significantly enhanced above the assumed neutral temperature value.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nagy, AF; Chameides, WL; Chen, RH; Atreya, SK

Published Date

  • 1976

Published In

  • J Geophys Res

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 31

Start / End Page

  • 5567 - 5572