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The near-Saturn Magnetic Field Environment

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The near-Saturn Magnetic Field Environment
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The near-Saturn Magnetic Field Environment
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The near-Saturn Magnetic Field Environment
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The near-Saturn Magnetic Field Environment
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  • Supervisor's Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Nomenclature -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1 Introduction to Space Plasmas -- 1.1 Definition and Characteristics of Plasmas -- 1.2 Plasma Versus Neutral Gas -- 1.3 Single Particle Motion -- 1.4 Kinetic Description -- 1.5 Magnetohydrodynamics -- 1.6 The Induction Equation and Flux Freezing -- 1.7 Collisionless MHD Waves -- 1.8 Fundamentals of Shock Waves -- 1.9 Collisionless Shock Waves -- 1.9.1 State Variables and Control Parameters -- 1.9.2 Criticality -- 1.9.3 Particle Dynamics and the DC Electric Field -- 1.9.4 Quasi-Parallel Shocks -- 1.10 Applicability of MHD and Kinetic Simulations of Plasmas -- References -- 2 The Sun-Saturn Connection -- 2.1 The Solar Wind -- 2.1.1 Properties at 10 AU -- 2.2 The Kronian Environment -- 2.2.1 Spacecraft Encounters -- 2.2.2 Saturn's Magnetosphere -- 2.2.3 Dungey Versus Vayliunas Cycles -- 2.2.4 The KSM Coordinate System -- 2.2.5 Cassini Observations of Saturn's Dayside Environment -- 2.3 Motivation of This Thesis -- 2.3.1 Saturn as a Unique Laboratory for Collisionless Shocks -- 2.3.2 Scope and Limitations of This Thesis -- References -- 3 Spacecraft and Instrumentation -- 3.1 The Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft -- 3.2 Cassini Fluxgate Magnetometer -- 3.3 Calibration -- 3.4 Cassini Radio and Plasma Wave Science (RPWS) Instrument -- 3.5 Cassini Ion Mass Spectrometer (CAPS/IMS) -- References -- 4 Magnetic Field Characterisation of Saturn's Bow Shock -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.1.1 Size and Shape -- 4.2 Shock Frames of Reference -- 4.3 Determination of the Shock Normal -- 4.4 Characterisation of Saturn's Bow Shock -- 4.5 Determination of the Alfvén Mach Number -- 4.6 Parameter Space -- 4.7 Shock Relative Overshoot and Variability -- 4.8 Conclusions -- References -- 5 Quasi-Perpendicular High Mach Number Collisionless Shocks
  • 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Method -- 5.2.1 Determination of the Foot Length and Shock Speed -- 5.3 Observations -- 5.4 Results and Discussion -- 5.4.1 An Attempt to Reconcile with Ý -- 5.5 Conclusion -- References -- 6 The Magnetic Structure of Saturn's Magnetosheath -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Observations -- 6.2.1 Data Selection -- 6.2.2 Upstream Conditions and the Overall Configuration of the Magnetic Field in Saturn's Magnetosheath -- 6.3 Results -- 6.3.1 MHD Simulations -- 6.3.2 Correspondence Between Observations and Predictive Model -- 6.4 Discussion -- References -- 7 Summary and Perspective -- Reference
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