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Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

Some spectral characteristics of the hectometric Jovian emission

Authors

  • A. Lecacheux,

  • B. Moller-Pedersen,

  • A. C. Riddle,

  • J. B. Pearce,

  • A. Boischot,

  • J. W. Warwick


Abstract

The study of the dynamic spectra of hectometric Jovian emission (f<1.3 MHz) for the period January to June 1978 from the planetary radio astronomy (PRA) experiment on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft shows that its shape is stable with the rotation of the planet. However, there are noticeable differences between the spectra observed at one-month intervals by one spacecraft, or simultaneously by the two spacecraft, which can be clearly related neither to an effect of Io nor to the Jovicentric declination of the observer.

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