Comparative planetary auroral processes
Convener: L. Lamy  | Co-Conveners: A. Radioti , S. Badman 
Oral Program
 / Thu, 27 Sep, 14:30–18:04  / Room Uranus
Poster Program
 / Attendance Thu, 27 Sep, 18:15–19:45  / Poster Area

Auroral radiation has been detected from all explored magnetized planets of the solar system, where their emission is the result of a complex interaction between the sun, the solar wind, the magnetosphere, the ionosphere, as well as moons and rings. Auroral processes cover a wide range of wavelengths (from radio to X-rays) and generation mechanisms, that form a set of valuable diagnostic to remotely probe space plasmas, atmospheric/magnetospheric processes and their dynamics.

Following a workshop reviewing our current knowledge on planetary auroral processes hold at EPSC 2011, this session will focus on the most recent results obtained from the large set of observations provided by numerous spatial missions (Cassini, Galileo, HST...) and ground-based observatories (IR and radio telescopes) as well as modeling and theoretical developments. Special attention will be given to multi-spectral approaches, and comparative analysis. We also encourage contributions regarding future prospects in the frame of upcoming missions to Jupiter (JUNO, EJSM), Mercury (Bepi-Colombo) and ongoing projects to Uranus, Neptune and the Earth.