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Plasma Circulation and Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling (IDS)

NSSDCA ID: 1997-061A-15

Mission Name: Cassini
Principal Investigator:Dr. Michel Blanc


This interdisciplinary scientist (IDS) investigation will use data from several of the fields and particles experiments as well as some of the remote-sensing instruments. Some of the objectives of this investigation are to: (1) map the flow of plasma in the equatorial plane of Saturn's magnetosphere; (2) evaluate the relative importance of large-scale circulation in the radial transport of plasma; (3) investigate the role of thermospheric circulation in the transport of angular momentum; and, (4) develop a model of the dynamics of the Saturnian thermosphere.

Alternate Names

  • Cassini/PlasmaCirculationandMagnetosphere-IonosphereCoupling_IDS_


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Michel BlancPrincipal InvestigatorObservatoire du
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