2/24/2017 - The Enceladus Plume


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Geology 6704

Presented By:
Yingdong Jia - UCLA EPSS


The Enceladus Plume

Orbiting in the quiet inner magnetosphere of Saturn, the small moon Enceladus has a plume at its south pole. Water vapor is spread around Enceladus orbit, ionized, then spun up by the magnetosphere of Saturn. This plume fills Saturn's inner magnetoshpere with water group ions, and then drives the circulation of plasma and field between inner and outer magnetosphere. My talk reviews the contribution of the Enceladus plume to Saturn's magnetosphere, the generation of the plume, and local interactions around Enceladus.

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