The Electron Density and Temperature in the Tail of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
- Thomas J. Birmingham and
- Alexander J. Dessler
Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
Copyright 1988 by the American Geophysical Union.
How to Cite
Marconi, M.L. and Mendis, D.A. (1988) The Electron Density and Temperature in the Tail of Comet Giacobini-Zinner, in Comet Encounters (eds T. J. Birmingham and A. J. Dessler), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP027p0242
- Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780875902395
Online ISBN: 9781118668757
- Comet Giacobini-Zinner;
- Electron density and temperature;
- International Cometary Explorer (ICE);
- Multi-fluid models;
The electron density and temperature profiles along the tail axis of Comet Giacabini-Zinner are calculated, using a multi-fluid model of an H20-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.