Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Local Time Asymmetries in Jupiter's Magnetodisc...

Associated organisational unit

Electronic data

  • LorchEtAl_Accepted

    Accepted author manuscript, 1.93 MB, PDF document

    Available under license: CC BY-NC: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Local Time Asymmetries in Jupiter's Magnetodisc Currents

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

Published

Standard

Local Time Asymmetries in Jupiter's Magnetodisc Currents. / Lorch, Chris; Ray, Licia C; Arridge, Chris; Khurana, Krishan; Martin, Carley; Bader, Alexander.

In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol. 125, No. 2, e2019JA027455, 01.02.2020.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

Harvard

Lorch, C, Ray, LC, Arridge, C, Khurana, K, Martin, C & Bader, A 2020, 'Local Time Asymmetries in Jupiter's Magnetodisc Currents', Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, vol. 125, no. 2, e2019JA027455. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JA027455

APA

Vancouver

Lorch C, Ray LC, Arridge C, Khurana K, Martin C, Bader A. Local Time Asymmetries in Jupiter's Magnetodisc Currents. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 2020 Feb 1;125(2). e2019JA027455. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JA027455

Author

Lorch, Chris ; Ray, Licia C ; Arridge, Chris ; Khurana, Krishan ; Martin, Carley ; Bader, Alexander. / Local Time Asymmetries in Jupiter's Magnetodisc Currents. In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 2020 ; Vol. 125, No. 2.

Bibtex

@article{989bbbc6c8134857a64846400ec3d712,
title = "Local Time Asymmetries in Jupiter's Magnetodisc Currents",
abstract = "We present an investigation into the currents within the Jovian magnetodisc using all available spacecraft magnetometer data up until 28th July, 2018. Using automated data analysis processes as well as the most recent intrinsic field and current disk geometry models, a full local time coverage of the magnetodisc currents using 7382 lobe traversals over 39 years is constructed. Our study demonstrates clear local time asymmetries in both the radial and azimuthal height integrated current densities throughout the current disk. Asymmetries persist within 30 R$_\mathrm{J}$ where most models assume axisymmetry. Inward radial currents are found in the previously unmapped dusk and noon sectors. Azimuthal currents are found to be weaker in the dayside magnetosphere than the nightside, in agreement with global magnetohydrodynamic simulations. The divergence of the azimuthal and radial currents indicates that downward field aligned currents exist within the outer dayside magnetosphere. The presence of azimuthal currents is shown to highly influence the location of the field aligned currents which emphasizes the importance of the azimuthal currents in future Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling models. Integrating the divergence of the height integrated current densities we find that 1.87 MA R$_\mathrm{J}^{-2}$ of return current density required for system closure is absent.",
author = "Chris Lorch and Ray, {Licia C} and Chris Arridge and Krishan Khurana and Carley Martin and Alexander Bader",
note = "Accepted for publication in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. Copyright 2020 American Geophysical Union. Further reproduction or electronic distribution is not permitted.",
year = "2020",
month = feb,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1029/2019JA027455",
language = "English",
volume = "125",
journal = "Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics",
issn = "2169-9402",
publisher = "Blackwell Publishing Ltd",
number = "2",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Local Time Asymmetries in Jupiter's Magnetodisc Currents

AU - Lorch, Chris

AU - Ray, Licia C

AU - Arridge, Chris

AU - Khurana, Krishan

AU - Martin, Carley

AU - Bader, Alexander

N1 - Accepted for publication in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. Copyright 2020 American Geophysical Union. Further reproduction or electronic distribution is not permitted.

PY - 2020/2/1

Y1 - 2020/2/1

N2 - We present an investigation into the currents within the Jovian magnetodisc using all available spacecraft magnetometer data up until 28th July, 2018. Using automated data analysis processes as well as the most recent intrinsic field and current disk geometry models, a full local time coverage of the magnetodisc currents using 7382 lobe traversals over 39 years is constructed. Our study demonstrates clear local time asymmetries in both the radial and azimuthal height integrated current densities throughout the current disk. Asymmetries persist within 30 R$_\mathrm{J}$ where most models assume axisymmetry. Inward radial currents are found in the previously unmapped dusk and noon sectors. Azimuthal currents are found to be weaker in the dayside magnetosphere than the nightside, in agreement with global magnetohydrodynamic simulations. The divergence of the azimuthal and radial currents indicates that downward field aligned currents exist within the outer dayside magnetosphere. The presence of azimuthal currents is shown to highly influence the location of the field aligned currents which emphasizes the importance of the azimuthal currents in future Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling models. Integrating the divergence of the height integrated current densities we find that 1.87 MA R$_\mathrm{J}^{-2}$ of return current density required for system closure is absent.

AB - We present an investigation into the currents within the Jovian magnetodisc using all available spacecraft magnetometer data up until 28th July, 2018. Using automated data analysis processes as well as the most recent intrinsic field and current disk geometry models, a full local time coverage of the magnetodisc currents using 7382 lobe traversals over 39 years is constructed. Our study demonstrates clear local time asymmetries in both the radial and azimuthal height integrated current densities throughout the current disk. Asymmetries persist within 30 R$_\mathrm{J}$ where most models assume axisymmetry. Inward radial currents are found in the previously unmapped dusk and noon sectors. Azimuthal currents are found to be weaker in the dayside magnetosphere than the nightside, in agreement with global magnetohydrodynamic simulations. The divergence of the azimuthal and radial currents indicates that downward field aligned currents exist within the outer dayside magnetosphere. The presence of azimuthal currents is shown to highly influence the location of the field aligned currents which emphasizes the importance of the azimuthal currents in future Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling models. Integrating the divergence of the height integrated current densities we find that 1.87 MA R$_\mathrm{J}^{-2}$ of return current density required for system closure is absent.

U2 - 10.1029/2019JA027455

DO - 10.1029/2019JA027455

M3 - Journal article

VL - 125

JO - Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

JF - Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

SN - 2169-9402

IS - 2

M1 - e2019JA027455

ER -