Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
19 May 2006
 | 19 May 2006

Definition of Saturn's magnetospheric model parameters for the Pioneer 11 flyby

E. S. Belenkaya, I. I. Alexeev, V. V. Kalegaev, and M. S. Blokhina

Abstract. This paper presents a description of a method for selection parameters for a global paraboloid model of Saturn's magnetosphere. The model is based on the preexisting paraboloid terrestrial and Jovian models of the magnetospheric field. Interaction of the solar wind with the magnetosphere, i.e. the magnetotail current system, and the magnetopause currents screening all magnetospheric field sources, is taken into account. The input model parameters are determined from observations of the Pioneer 11 inbound flyby.