Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Ann. Geophys., 24, 1145–1156, 2006
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-24-1145-2006
Ann. Geophys., 24, 1145–1156, 2006
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-24-1145-2006

  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 E. S. Belenkaya et al.
  • Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow 119992 Russia

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.