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Investigation of the Magnetosphere of Ganymede with Galileo's Energetic Particle Detector
Ph.D. dissertation by Shawn M. Stone, University of Kansas, 1999.

Chapter 7. Corotational and Parallel Electric Fields: G2 Encounter

This chapter presents the effects that the addition of corotational and parallel electric fields have on the absorption features for the G2 encounter. Not all the results can be shown here, and some are left for Appendix C. The two features selected, however, represent the overall results of the electric fields for the G2 encounter. Feature G2-18:56:31 was selected to show the typical result of adding Jovian corotational electric field permeating the magnetosphere of Ganymede. Feature G2-19:10:51 was selected to show the result of adding parallel electric field. The addition of parallel electric field could explain the widening of the loss cone features observed in the electrons and not in the ions per chapter 2. The G7 results are similar and are left for Appendix B (referred to in Chapter 8).

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