Remote Sensing of Planetary Magnetospheres: Imaging Via Energetic Neutral Atoms

  1. J. H. Waite Jr.,
  2. J. L. Burch and
  3. R. L. Moore
  1. C. C. Curtis and
  2. K. C. Hsieh

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM054p0247

Solar System Plasma Physics

Solar System Plasma Physics

How to Cite

Curtis, C. C. and Hsieh, K. C. (1989) Remote Sensing of Planetary Magnetospheres: Imaging Via Energetic Neutral Atoms, in Solar System Plasma Physics (eds J. H. Waite, J. L. Burch and R. L. Moore), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM054p0247

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900742

Online ISBN: 9781118664315

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Keywords:

  • Space plasmas;
  • Sun;
  • Magnetosphere;
  • Astrophysics

Summary

Planetary magnetospheres may be imaged using energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) produced by charge exchange between energetic magnetospheric ions and neutral background gas. An imaging technique is described and its potential is demonstrated using an ENA model of the Saturn/Titan plasma system.