Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS01] Outer Solar System Exploration Today, and Tomorrow

Tue. May 26, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Jun Kimura(Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masaki Fujimoto(Institite of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yasumasa Kasaba(Dep. Geophysics Graduate School of Science Tohoku University), Sho Sasaki(Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University), Takayuki Tanigawa(School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Complexity Science and Enginerring, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo), kunio Sayanagi(Hampton University), Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[PPS01-P11] Observations of neutral oxygen torus in the inner magnetosphere of Saturn by Hisaki

*Hiroyasu TADOKORO1, Fuminori TSUCHIYA2, Tomoki KIMURA3, Chihiro TAO4, Atsushi YAMAZAKI3, Go MURAKAMI3, Kazuo YOSHIOKA3, Ichiro YOSHIKAWA5 (1.Tokyo Universiy of Technology, 2.Tohoku University, 3.ISAS/JAXA, 4.Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology, 5.Tokyo University)

Keywords:Hisaki, Saturn, neutral oxygen, Enceladus neutral torus

Water group neutrals in Saturn's inner magnetosphere play the dominant role in loss of energetic electrons and ions because of abundance of the neutral particles Enceladus [e.g., Paranicas et al., 2007; Sittler et al., 2008]. Understanding of the temporal and spatial distribution of the neutrals is required to understand the plasma-neutral dynamics in the inner magnetosphere of Saturn. Water molecules mainly originating from Enceladus lead to the productions of hydroxyl radicals and oxygen atoms through dissociation reactions. In this study, we focus on oxygen dynamics in the inner magnetosphere of Saturn. The atomic oxygen in the magnetosphere of Saturn was discovered by UVIS/Cassini [Esposito et al., 2005]. Melin et al., [2009] reported the spatial distribution of oxygen and the variation of the total number of oxygen with time scale of several days — several tens of days. In this study, we examine the time and spatial distributions of neutral oxygen in the inner magnetosphere of Saturn observed by Hisaki. The daily variation of oxygen is first detected by the EXCEED onboard Japanease Earth orbiting satellite Hisaki. We also show the daily variation of spatial distribution such as dawn-dusk distribution and Enceladus phase angle observed by Hisaki.