The electron density and temperature in the tail of comet Giacobini-Zinner
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1986 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 405–406, April 1986
How to Cite
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 MAR 1986
- Manuscript Received: 14 FEB 1986
The electron density and temperature profiles along the tail axis of Comet Giacabini-Zinner are calculated, using a multi-fluid model of an H2O-dominated atmosphere. The results obtained using this model, which was developed prior to ICE, are compared to the data from the mission and are found to be in satisfactory agreement with the ICE observations.