A 27-Day Period in the Flux of Jovian Electrons at the Earth’s Orbit

E. I. Daibog, K. Kecskeméty, L. L. Lazutin, Yu I. Logachev, G. M. Surova

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Variations in the flux of Jovian electrons near the Earth in two synodic cycles of the Earth–Jupiter system, in 1974–1975 and 2007–2008, are considered. In the 1974–1975 cycle, Jovian electrons were observed by IMP-8 during 13 successive solar rotations; electrons were observed by SOHO during 14 solar rotations during the 2007–2008 cycle. The fluxes of these electrons in each solar revolution experienced variations with a characteristic time scale of ~27d, with the maximum flux near the middle of the rotation. The mean period of the variations does not coincide with the synodic period for the Sun–Earth system, equal to 27.3d. The mean variation periods for the electron fluxes were 26.8d in 1974–1975 and 26.1d in 2007–2008. The detected variations are interpreted as reflecting variations in the structure of the solar wind speed and associated magnetic traps, the confinement time of the electrons in thesemagnetic traps, and the influence of the relative positions of the Earth and Jupiter in space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1081
Number of pages9
JournalAstronomy Reports
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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