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Updated Models of Current Sheet and Magnetic Field in the Jovian Magnetosphere for Pre-Galileo, Galileo and Juno Eras
  • Naoya Momoki,
  • Hiroaki Toh
Naoya Momoki
Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
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Hiroaki Toh
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

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In Jupiter’s magnetosphere, an electric current system within the ‘current sheet’ generates a magnetic field, which is comparable to or dominating the Jovian intrinsic field in the magnetosphere. However, update of an existing model of the magnetospheric field by Khurana (1997) using newly acquired data by Galileo and Juno has never been conducted since it was first formulated. Here we used the data by Voyager 1/2, Galileo and Juno to revise the current sheet shape model as well as the magnetospheric field model based on each spacecraft data. We derived fits that reproduced each data well, and revealed long-term variations of both current sheet and magnetospheric field over several decades. The updated models could be useful for detecting dynamic events in the magnetosphere such as magnetopause deformation and plasmoid generation. They can also be used as external fields necessary for probing into the Galilean icy moons by electromagnetic induction methods.