Mercury's magnetosphere, exosphere and surface: Low-frequency field and wave measurements as a diagnostic tool
1997 (English)In: Planetary and Space Science, ISSN 0032-0633, E-ISSN 1873-5088, Vol. 45, no 1, 143-148 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Diagnostics that can be made with combined electric and magnetic field measurements at Mercury are reviewed. Fundamental electrodynamic questions which can be answered by means of a Mercury Orbiter are discussed. These include, solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, coupling to low altitude, exospheric or planetary surface conductivity, auroral particle acceleration, and magnetospheric substorms. It is concluded that a comprehensive instrumentation package for low-frequency fields and waves on a future Mercury Orbiter mission may yield significant new information of interest to magnetospheric as well as to planetary physics in general. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. Vol. 45, no 1, 143-148 p.
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39265DOI: 10.1016/S0032-0633(96)00092-XISI: A1997WM40700018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-39265DiVA: diva2:511042
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