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See detailObservations of the Jovian System with the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Elsner, R. F.; Gladstone, G. R.; Lewis, W. S. et al

Conference (2002)

Sensitive, very high spatial-resolution x-ray observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed that Jupiter's northern x-ray aurora originates at a spot fixed in a coordinate system rotating ... [more ▼]

Sensitive, very high spatial-resolution x-ray observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed that Jupiter's northern x-ray aurora originates at a spot fixed in a coordinate system rotating with the planet at latitude (60-70 deg north) and longitude (160-180 deg System III). The northern auroral x-ray emission varies with a period about 45 minute and has an average power of about 1 GW. Jupiter's disk also emits x-rays with a power of about 2 GW, perhaps resulting from reprocessing of solar x-rays in its atmosphere. These observations reveal for the first time x-ray emission from the Io Plasma Torus, with a power of about 0.1 GW. Finally, we report the discovery of very faint (about 1-2 MW) soft x-ray emission from the Galilean satellites Io, Europa, and probably Ganymede. [less ▲]

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See detailChandra HRC Observations of X-rays from the Jupiter System
Gladstone, G. R.; Waite, J. H.; Grodent, Denis ULg et al

Conference (2001, June 25)

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See detailOverview of Ionospheric-Magnetospheric Coupling at Jupiter: The Jovian Aurora
Waite, J. H.; Grodent, Denis ULg; Crary, F. et al

Conference (2001, June 25)

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See detailDetermination of electron and proton auroral energy inputs from FUV-IMAGE
Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Hubert, Benoît ULg; Meurant, M. et al

Conference (2001, May 01)

The FUV experiment onboard the IMAGE spacecraft offers the unique possibility to obtain simultaneous snapshots of the global north aurora every 2 minutes in three different spectral channels. The WIC ... [more ▼]

The FUV experiment onboard the IMAGE spacecraft offers the unique possibility to obtain simultaneous snapshots of the global north aurora every 2 minutes in three different spectral channels. The WIC camera has a broadband channel covering the 135-190 nm interval including the N[SUB]2[/SUB] LBH bands, part of which may be absorbed by O[SUB]2[/SUB]. The SI13 channel is centered on the OI 135.6 nm line which is optically thin and includes a ~ 40% LBH contribution. Finally, the SI12 camera images the Doppler-shifted Ly-α emission excited by the proton aurora. This set of instrumentation is combined with auroral models to determine the electron and the proton energy fluxes from the magnetosphere. Examples will be presented and compared with the values deduced from the NOAA satellites. Simultaneous in-situ measurements of the particle characteristic energy have been combined with the data extracted from the FUV images to validate the models and derive empirical relationships between the particle flux measured by the detectors and the brightness observed by FUV-IMAGE at the footprint of the same magnetic field line. Finally, we will assess the ability to deduce the characteristic energy of the auroral particles from the ratio of co-registered images in the WIC and SI13 cameras. This method is based on the difference of vertical distribution of the LBH and the OI 135.6 nm emissions. It offers the potential to globally remotely sense not only the energy flux from the magnetosphere but also the main features of the electron characteristic energy. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Forty-Minute Period of Jupiter's X-ray Polar Emission
Grodent, Denis ULg; Crary, F. J.; Gladstone, G. R. et al

Poster (2001)

The observation of Jupiter's x-ray auroral emission during the Cassini Jupiter flyby has brought information of prime interest. The High Resolution Camera onboard the Chandra satellite has a pixel size of ... [more ▼]

The observation of Jupiter's x-ray auroral emission during the Cassini Jupiter flyby has brought information of prime interest. The High Resolution Camera onboard the Chandra satellite has a pixel size of ~.13 arcsec, which makes it possible to discriminate emission features inside the Jovian polar regions. A ten-hour (one full Jovian rotation) light curve of the northern polar cap region (i.e. a region enclosed by System-3 longitude 160-180° and latitude 60-70°) clearly shows a forty-minute oscillation. This oscillation is shown to be independent of the viewing geometry. Such an oscillation is more speculative for the southern polar cap for which the S/N is much lower than in the North. However, if statistically significant, the fluctuation observed in the southern cap may be in close anticorrelation with the northern cap light curve. This would suggest a bouncing motion of the impinging particles, presumably sulfur and oxygen ions, between the polar cap mirror points. Comparison with HST-STIS far ultraviolet (FUV) observations taken during this Jovian rotation allows us to correlate the x-ray emission with a persistent FUV feature mapping to ~30 RJ in the dayside magnetosphere. This feature shows significant local time variations. However, the sampling of the STIS observations does not permit us to highlight a forty-minute oscillation in the corresponding ultraviolet light curve. Previous STIS spectra favor a high FUV color ratio for the polar cap emission, which is consistent with precipitation of high energy sulfur and oxygen ions. [less ▲]

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See detailObservations of the Jovian low latitude FUV emission with HST/STIS
Gustin, Jacques ULg; Grodent, Denis ULg; Dols, V. et al

Poster (1999, October 10)

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See detailFar ultraviolet Observations of Jovian low latitude regions with HST/STIS
Gustin, Jacques ULg; Grodent, Denis ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1999, September 01), 30(11),

Far ultraviolet observations of the Jovian disk were made at low and mid-latitudes with FUV MAMA/STIS on board HST in January 1999 both in the imaging and spectroscopic modes. An image was obtained with ... [more ▼]

Far ultraviolet observations of the Jovian disk were made at low and mid-latitudes with FUV MAMA/STIS on board HST in January 1999 both in the imaging and spectroscopic modes. An image was obtained with the Lyalpha filter in the hydrogen bulge region for comparison with the expected Lyman-alpha brightness distribution for Ly-alpha resonance scattering. Other images in the 1200-1700 { Angstroms} region show band structures parallel to the equator with fading contrast toward the center and the limb. Spectroscopic observations were made in the 1200-1700 { Angstroms} (G140L) and 1245-1298 { Angstroms} (G140M) regions at ~ 5 { Angstroms} resolution to map the H_2 airglow and the UV absorbents along the STIS slit. Preliminary results indicate that a C_2H_2 absorption signature is clearly observed in the solar ultraviolet reflected spectrum. The ethylene absorption may be mapped to derive variations of the acetylene abundance. The H_2 FUV airglow shows both the fluorescence and the electron impact components. Its spatial variation is described and compared with the expected airglow distribution. We acknowledge funding by NASA and by the PRODEX program of the European space agency. [less ▲]

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See detailHST/STIS images of UV auroral footprints from Io, Europa, and Ganymede.
Clarke, J. T.; Ajello, J.; Ballester, G. E. et al

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1999)

Ultraviolet images of Jupiter's aurora have been obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) since September 1997 with much higher sensitivity than ... [more ▼]

Ultraviolet images of Jupiter's aurora have been obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) since September 1997 with much higher sensitivity than earlier cameras. Higher sensitivity permits shorter exposures, freezing Jupiter's rotation and providing the highest angular resolution obtained to date. This combination of sensitivity and resolution has revealed new emissions from the magnetic footprints of Io, Europa, and Ganymede, which will be reported and discussed. Io's auroral footprint, while well studied with earlier cameras, appears highly extended at a low brightness in the wake or plasma flow direction. Ganymede's auroral footprint emission is now well established from the repeated appearance of this feature under the magnetic field trace of Ganymede, and there is initial evidence for auroral emission at Europa's magnetic footprint. Ganymede's auroral footprint appears consistently equatorward of the main auroral oval, which clearly constrains the main oval auroral currents to originate from beyond about 20 R_J. The observation that the main oval emissions are observed to corotate with Jupiter's magnetic field further constrains the origin of these currents to be within about 30 R_J, so that the source region for the main oval auroral is now fairly well constrained to a region in Jupiter's middle magnetosphere and within the current sheet. This work was supported by NASA under grant GO-7308.01-96A to the University of Michigan. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Jovian Aurora: Implications of Multiwavelength Auroral Spectra for Auroral Particle Identity and Auroral Microphysics
Waite, J. H.; Gladstone, G. R.; Bolton, S. J. et al

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1998, September 01)

Remote sensing of Jupiter's aurora from x-ray to radio wavelengths has revealed much about the nature of the jovian aurora and about the impact of ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling on Jupiter's upper ... [more ▼]

Remote sensing of Jupiter's aurora from x-ray to radio wavelengths has revealed much about the nature of the jovian aurora and about the impact of ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling on Jupiter's upper atmosphere. Both energetic heavy ions and electrons energized in the outer magnetosphere contribute to the auroral excitation, as indicated by the combination of x-ray and ultraviolet observations. Imaging with the HST in the ultraviolet and with the IRTF at infrared wavelengths reveals several distinct regions of interaction: 1) a dusk sector where turbulent auroral patterns extend well into the polar cap; 2) a morning sector generally characterized by a single spatially confined auroral arc originating in the outer magnetosphere of Jupiter; 3) diffuse emissions associated with the Io plasma torus; and 4) a distinct region associated with the Io Flux Tube footprint. Ultraviolet spectroscopy has provided important information about the thermal structure of the upper atmosphere and altitude distribution of the auroral particle energy deposition, while Lyman alpha line profiles offer clues to the nature of thermospheric dynamical effects. Galileo observations at visible wavelengths on the nightside have provided a new view of the jovian aurora with unprecedented spatial information. Infrared observations have added much to the understanding of thermal structure and morphology and may hold the key to understanding the role of Joule heating. Radio observations imply that energetic particle precipitation extends to low latitudes, a result that has been corroborated at x-ray wavelengths. Multispectral observations of jovian auroral emissions will be discussed within a theoretical/modeling framework that serves to provide some insight into magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling and its effect on the upper atmosphere. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of auroral spectra to identify incident energetic particles and their energy spectra as a means of elucidating the microphysics of auroral processes. [less ▲]

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See detailJovian Auroral Lyalpha Self-Reversals: A Window on Jupiter's Auroral Electrojet?
Gladstone, G. R.; Waite, J H, Jr; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1998, September 01)

High-resolution GHRS profiles of Lyalpha lines emitted from Jupiter's auroral regions were presented by Prang{e} et al. (Astrophys. J., 484, L169--L173, 1997). Their data show asymmetric self-reversed ... [more ▼]

High-resolution GHRS profiles of Lyalpha lines emitted from Jupiter's auroral regions were presented by Prang{e} et al. (Astrophys. J., 484, L169--L173, 1997). Their data show asymmetric self-reversed line profiles, with the blue or red peak brighter depending on the target location in Jupiter's northern auroral region. The measured asymmetries are equivalent to Doppler velocities towards and away from the observer of several km/s. As suggested by Sommeria et al. (Icarus, 119, 2--24, 1995), electrojet velocities of ~ 10--20 km/s may be present at Jupiter. Here we investigate the possibility that the observed wavelength shifts of the auroral Lyalpha line are a result of multiple scattering by H atoms carried along in Jupiter's auroral electrojet. If this explanation is found to be viable, then HST/STIS mapping of the velocity shifts in the Lyalpha line may represent (as with ground-based high-resolution observations of jovian auroral H_3(+) emission lines) a means for determining the dynamics of Jupiter's upper atmosphere and ionosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailHST-STIS Observations of Jupiter's Aurora
Clarke, J. T.; Ajello, J.; Ballester, G. E. et al

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1998, September 01)

HST observations of the UV emissions from Jupiter's aurora have been obtained with the new Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) since July 1997. UV images of the aurora are now possible with an ... [more ▼]

HST observations of the UV emissions from Jupiter's aurora have been obtained with the new Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) since July 1997. UV images of the aurora are now possible with an order of magnitude higher sensitivity than possible with earlier cameras, and improved angular resolution from shorter exposures. Images have been obtained at 4 epochs since Sept. 1997, and reveal several new features of the auroral emission pattern. These include i) faint auroral emissions extending roughly 60 deg. in the wake or plasma flow direction beyond Io's magnetic footprint, ii) systematic motions of the main auroral oval both toward the pole and toward the equator at different local times and longitudes, and iii) clear identification of an auroral emission feature with Ganymede's magnetic footprint, from the relative motion of the feature remaining underneath Ganymede in a time series of images. Preliminary interpretations of these features will be presented. Spectra have also been obtained of auroral emission features including the northern and southern main ovals, the diffuse emission poleward of the main oval, and the northern and southern Io footprints. These spectra will be presented with estimates of the overlying hydrocarbon columns, the energy of the exciting electrons, the rotational temperature of the emitting hydrogen, and the overlying column of atomic hydrogen. This work was supported by NASA under grants GO-6743.01-95A and GO-7308.01-96A to the University of Michigan. [less ▲]

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See detailFUV spectroscopy of the H_2 emission in the Jovian aurora: model update and results
Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Dols, V.; Colignon, David ULg et al

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1998, September 01)

The Jovian aurora exhibits bright emissions mainly due the bright Lyman-alpha line and to radiation from excited singlet states to the ground electronic state extending from 800 to 1600 Angstroms. Above ... [more ▼]

The Jovian aurora exhibits bright emissions mainly due the bright Lyman-alpha line and to radiation from excited singlet states to the ground electronic state extending from 800 to 1600 Angstroms. Above 1200 Angstroms, the molecular spectrum is dominated by the Lyman (B-X) bands and continuum and the Werner (C-X) bands. These transitions have been observed with the Goddard High Resolution Spectrometer (GHRS) and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrometer (STIS) at various spectral and spatial resolutions. To analyze these spectra, a model synthetic auroral spectrum has been constructed and applied to the analysis of the ro-vibrational temperature of H_2 and a search for non-H_2 emission features. It has been recently updated to include the latest singlet state excitation and cascading cross sections, self-absorption in optically thick lines and to account for the energy distribution of the secondary electrons which cause additional excitation. We illustrate these effects in a few study cases and apply the model to high resolution (0.5 Angstroms) GHRS spectra and low resolution STIS spectra of the entire H_2 spectrum at wavelengths longer than Lyman-alpha. We determine the methane column overlying the auroral emission peak and find that a better fit is obtained with additional absorption by acetylene. [less ▲]

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See detailHST Observations of Jupiter's Aurora Simultaneous with GALILEO Measurements
Clarke, J. T.; Ballester, G.; Trauger, J. et al

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1997, July 01)

An HST observing program is underway to obtain images and spectra of Jupiter's ultraviolet aurora during key events in the GALILEO orbiter mission, including remote observations of the nightside aurora ... [more ▼]

An HST observing program is underway to obtain images and spectra of Jupiter's ultraviolet aurora during key events in the GALILEO orbiter mission, including remote observations of the nightside aurora and measurements of the magnetic field and charged particle environments. We have obtained WFPC 2 images and GHRS spectra of Jupiter's aurora overlapping with GALILEO measurements during GALILEO orbits G1 (June 1996), G2 (Sept. 1996), G7 (April 1997), and G8 (May 1997), and at the time of writing we are scheduling STIS spectra for summer 1997. The WFPC 2 images appear similar to earlier reported auroral images, with the main oval at the same location observed over the last 2 years, rapidly variable emission poleward of the main oval, and the Io footprint with a similar longitudinal offset from the local magnetic field. Spectra were obtained of auroral emission features including the northern and southern main ovals, the diffuse emission poleward of the main oval, and the northern and southern Io footprints. These spectra will be presented with estimates of the overlying hydrocarbon columns, the energy of the exciting electrons, the rotational temperature of the emitting hydrogen, and the overlying column of atomic hydrogen. This work was supported by NASA under contract JPL 959122 and grants GO-5828.01-94A and GO-6743.01-95A to the University of Michigan. [less ▲]

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See detailObservations of short time scale variability of the Jovian UV aurora and simulation of morphological patterns
Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Grodent, Denis ULg; Dols, V. et al

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1997, July 01)

A database of far ultraviolet auroral images collected with the Faint Object Camera and Wide Field Planetary Camera (WFPC2) on board the Hubble Space Telescope has been constructed over the last five ... [more ▼]

A database of far ultraviolet auroral images collected with the Faint Object Camera and Wide Field Planetary Camera (WFPC2) on board the Hubble Space Telescope has been constructed over the last five years. Some morphological features are recurrent but significant time variations are also observed. A set of WFPC2 images obtained in May 1997 shows that, within a relatively stable general morphology, variations occur inside the polar cap in 4 minutes or less, implying short timescale acceleration processes. A model simulating Earth view of auroral arcs and diffuse emissions in the north polar region has been developed. Simple geometric cases are described to illustrate the dependence on the altitude, atmospheric scale height and central meridian planetary longitude of an idealized auroral morphology seen from Earth orbit. The numerical simulation makes it possible to assess the importance of limb brightening and the contribution from high altitude auroral emission located behind the planetary limb. As an application, four images obtained with WFPC2 are used to determine the characteristics of their auroral (discrete and diffuse) structures. The apparent brightness distribution along the arcs may only be reproduced if intrinsic longitudinal (or local time) variations are introduced, in addition to the path length effects of the viewing geometry. [less ▲]

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See detailThe distribution of hot hydrogen atoms produced by electron and proton precipitation in the Jovian aurora
Bisikalo, D. V.; Shematovich, V. I.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Journal of Geophysical Research (1996), 101

The energy distribution functions of nonthermal thermospheric hydrogen atoms are calculated for electron and proton precipitation in the Jovian aurora. A numerical model taking into account the production ... [more ▼]

The energy distribution functions of nonthermal thermospheric hydrogen atoms are calculated for electron and proton precipitation in the Jovian aurora. A numerical model taking into account the production, elastic and inelastic relaxation and transport processes for hot H atoms is developed. This model is based on a Monte Carlo solution of the nonlinear Boltzmann equation for hot H atoms produced by electron and proton impact on H and H[SUB]2[/SUB] and exothermic chemical reactions. The distribution functions show a much higher energy tail for proton than electron precipitation. It is shown that the steady state flux of hot atoms (E>=2 eV) is essentially isotropic. The peak and column hot H densities are about 3×10[SUP]5[/SUP] cm[SUP]-3[/SUP] and 1×10[SUP]14[/SUP] cm[SUP]-3[/SUP] for a 100 erg cm[SUP]-2[/SUP]s[SUP]-1[/SUP] precipitation combining hard (22 keV) and soft (0.2 keV) electrons mixed with a 10 erg cm[SUP]-2[/SUP]s[SUP]-1[/SUP] flux of soft (0.3 keV) protons. These column densities, coupled with the wide range of hot H atom energies, may play an important role in the formation of the Lyman alpha line profile. Multiple scattering in the wings of the Ly alpha line by the fast H atoms is shown to partly account for the broad Ly alpha profile observed in the Jovian aurora with the Hubble space telescope. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization and Numerical Simulation of the Jovian UV Aurora Observed with the HST Cameras
Grodent, Denis ULg; Dols, V.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Science with the Hubble Space Telescope - II (1996)

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See detailUltraviolet observations of the Saturnian north aurora and polar haze distribution with the HST-FOC
Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Dols, V.; Grodent, Denis ULg et al

in NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N (1995), 96

Near simultaneous observations of the Saturnian H2 north ultraviolet aurora and the polar haze were made at 153 nm and 210 nm respectively with the Faint Object Camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope ... [more ▼]

Near simultaneous observations of the Saturnian H2 north ultraviolet aurora and the polar haze were made at 153 nm and 210 nm respectively with the Faint Object Camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope. The auroral observations cover a complete rotation of the planet and, when co-added, reveal the presence of an auroral emission near 80 deg N with a peak brightness of about 150 kR of total H2 emission. The maximum optical depth of the polar haze layer is found to be located approximately 5 deg equatorward of the auroral emission zone. The haze particles are presumably formed by hydrocarbon aerosols initiated by H2+ auroral production. In this case, the observed haze optical depth requires an efficiency of aerosol formation of about 6 percent, indicating that auroral production of hydrocarbon aerosols is a viable source of high-latitude haze. [less ▲]

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See detailSome Aeronomical Implications of Jupiter's Aurora
Gladstone, G. R.; Waite, J H, Jr; Na, C. Y. et al

in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (1994, June 01)

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See detailA REMARKABLE AURORAL EVENT ON JUPITER OBSERVED IN THE ULTRAVIOLET WITH THE HUBBLE-SPACE-TELESCOPE
Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Grodent, Denis ULg; Prangé, R. et al

in Science (1994), 266(5191), 1675-1678

Two sets of ultraviolet images of the Jovian north aurora were obtained with the Faint Object Camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope. The first series shows an intense discrete are in near corotation ... [more ▼]

Two sets of ultraviolet images of the Jovian north aurora were obtained with the Faint Object Camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope. The first series shows an intense discrete are in near corotation with the planet. The maximum apparent molecular hydrogen emission rate corresponds to an electron precipitation of similar to 1 watt per square meter, which is about 30,000 times larger than the solar heating by extreme ultraviolet radiation. Such a particle heating rate of the auroral upper atmosphere of Jupiter should cause a large transient temperature increase and generate strong thermospheric winds. Twenty hours after initial observation, the discrete are had decreased in brightness by more than one order of magnitude. The time scale and magnitude of the change in the ultraviolet aurora leads us to suggest that the discrete Jovian auroral precipitation is related to large-scale variations in the current system, as is the case for Earth's discrete aurorae. [less ▲]

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