Accession Number:

AD0270931

Title:

MEASUREMENTS OF THE POLARIZATION AND EXTENT OF THE DECIMETER RADIATION FROM JUPITER

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Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY

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Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

MEASUREMENTS OF THE NON-THERMAL RADIATION FROM JUPITER AT 960 AND 1390MC YIELD FIGURES FOR JUPITER AS A RADIO SOURCE. THE VALUES CAN BE ACCOUNTED FOR BY SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FROM RELATIVISTIC ELECTRONS TRAPPED IN A JOVIAN VAN ALLEN BELT. VARIATIONS IN THE INTENSITY AND PLANE OF POLARIZATION OF THE 1390 MCS RADIATION SUGGEST THAT JUPITERS MAGNETIC AXIS IS INCLINED AT 9 DEGREES TO ITS ROTATIONAL AXIS. THE MAGNETIC POLES ARE AT SYSTEM III LONGITUDES OF 200 DEGREES AND 20 DEGREES

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE