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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 8. Discussion and Conclusions

It is time to bring a seemingly daunting amount of information into perspective. This chapter will present a summary of the results from the G2 and G7 encounters (G7 is contained in Appendix B). First, the M2 magnetic field model is summarized in section 8.1. Also, the implications of this model for the plasma environment are discussed. In section 8.2, the null point interactions are discussed. In section 8.3, the absorption signatures from the G2 and G7 encounters are compared and contrasted for model M1 and model M2. In section 8.4, the scattering results are discussed for both the G2 and G7 encounter. Section 8.5 discusses the electric field results for these encounters. In section 8.6 conclusions are drawn and future work is contemplated.

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