Ring current H atom precipitation on the outer planets

Bhardwaj, A. (1997) Ring current H atom precipitation on the outer planets Advances in Space Research, 20 (2). pp. 233-237. ISSN 0273-1177

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Voyager has revealed the presence of an extended neutral gas corona on Saturn and Uranus. This observed feature leads to the occurrence of charge-exchange loss of energetic charged particles of the ring current: causing important energetic and dynamic effects in the upper atmospheres of these planets through precipitation. This paper explores the importance of this process in producing H Lyα, Hα, Hβ, and H2 band emissions on the outer planets. This mechanism is found to be an important source of optically thin H Lyα emissions from the outer planets.

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