Volume 596, December 2016
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||22 November 2016|
Estimation of emission cone wall thickness of Jupiter’s decametric radio emission using stereoscopic STEREO/WAVES observations
1 Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Schmiedlstrasse 6, 8042 Graz, Austria
2 Commission for Astronomy, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Schmiedlstrasse 6, 8042 Graz, Austria
Received: 18 September 2015
Accepted: 8 September 2016
Aims. Stereoscopic observations by the WAVES instrument onboard two STEREO spacecraft have been used with the aim of estimating wall thickness of an emission cone of Jovian decametric radio emission (DAM).
Methods. Stereoscopic observations provided by STEREO-A and -B facilitate unambiguous recognition of the Jovian DAM in observed dynamic spectra as well as identification of its components (Io DAM or non-Io DAM). The dynamic spectra of radio emissions recorded by STEREO/WAVES have been analyzed using the method of cross-correlation of the radio dynamic spectra.
Results. Altogether, 139 radio events, in particular 91 Io- and 48 non-Io-related radio events were observed. The averaged width of the emission cone wall for Io-DAM as well as for non-Io DAM is about 1.1° ± 0.2°. These results are in agreement with previous findings.
Key words: planets and satellites: individual: Jupiter / masers / radiation mechanisms: non-thermal
© ESO, 2016
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