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Statistics of Zebra stripes at Saturn magnetosphere

Yixin Sun1, Ying Liu1, Yixin Hao1, Elias Roussos2, Qiugang Zong1, Xuzhi Zhou1, Chongjing Yuan3, and Norbert Krupp2
Yixin Sun et al.
  • 1Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology, Peking University, Beijing, Chian(
  • 2Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Goettingen, Germany
  • 3Institute of Geology and Geophysics,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing,China

Multi bands electron flux enhancement are found via Cassini /LEMMS PHA measurements.  The enhancement extends extremely large Lshells from L=10 to even L=5 at energy from 100 keV to 1 MeV, which is quite different from previously recognized injection events at Saturn but similar to Zebra Stripes identified at Earth.  Cases are presented by Hao et al showing the evolution of a Zebra Stripe event, and statistics here will show the spatial distribution of stripe events . The result shows that Zebra Stripe is indeed universal at Saturnian inner magnetosphere, although there exists a day-to-night asymmetry. The evolution time of stripes observed by Cassini is around 40 hours indicating the occurrence frequency  of impulsive electric field which lead to this convection process. The existence of Zebra Stripes provides an insight into the formation and dynamics of giant planets' radiation belts and magnetosphere.

How to cite: Sun, Y., Liu, Y., Hao, Y., Roussos, E., Zong, Q., Zhou, X., Yuan, C., and Krupp, N.: Statistics of Zebra stripes at Saturn magnetosphere, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-4794,, 2020

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