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Paper: Low Frequency Planetary Radio Emissions
Volume: 345, From Clark Lake to the Long Wavelength Array: Bill Erickson's Radio Science
Page: 154
Authors: de Pater, I.
Abstract: In this paper we discuss the scientific value of the LWA to image Jupiter's radio emissions at low frequencies. We argue for quasi-simultaneous observations of Jupiter's synchrotron radiation with LWA and higher frequency arrays, such as the VLA and ATA. Such observations may provide the necessary data to identify the cause of the variability in Jupiter's radio emissions, which is tightly coupled to the origin and mode of transport (including source/loss terms) of the high energy electrons in Jupiter's inner radiation belts. We also discuss the potential of mapping Jupiter's decametric radiations at high angular (1—2″) and high time resolution (few milli-seconds). Such maps allow, for example, detailed correlations of Jupiter's auroral emissions at radio, UV, and IR wavelengths. They will also enable one to trace the field-aligned motion of electrons that emit S-bursts.
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