BibTex format

author = {Jasinski, JM and Arridge, CS and Lamy, L and Leisner, JS and Thomsen, MF and Mitchell, DG and Coates, AJ and Radioti, A and Jones, GH and Roussos, E and Krupp, N and Grodent, D and Dougherty, MK and Waite, JH},
doi = {10.1002/2014GL059319},
journal = {Geophysical Research Letters},
pages = {1382--1388},
title = {Cusp observation at Saturn's high-latitude magnetosphere by the Cassini spacecraft},
url = {},
volume = {41},
year = {2014}

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AB - We report on the first analysis of magnetospheric cusp observations at Saturn by multiple insitu instruments onboard the Cassini spacecraft. Using this we infer the process of reconnection wasoccurring at Saturn’s magnetopause. This agrees with remote observations that showed the associatedauroral signatures of reconnection. Cassini crossed the northern cusp around noon local time along apoleward trajectory. The spacecraft observed ion energy-latitude dispersions—a characteristic signature ofthe terrestrial cusp. This ion dispersion is “stepped,” which shows that the reconnection is pulsed. The ionenergy-pitch angle dispersions suggest that the field-aligned distance from the cusp to the reconnectionsite varies between ∼27 and 51 RS. An intensification of lower frequencies of the Saturn kilometricradiation emissions suggests the prior arrival of a solar wind shock front, compressing the magnetosphereand providing more favorable conditions for magnetopause reconnection.
AU - Jasinski,JM
AU - Arridge,CS
AU - Lamy,L
AU - Leisner,JS
AU - Thomsen,MF
AU - Mitchell,DG
AU - Coates,AJ
AU - Radioti,A
AU - Jones,GH
AU - Roussos,E
AU - Krupp,N
AU - Grodent,D
AU - Dougherty,MK
AU - Waite,JH
DO - 10.1002/2014GL059319
EP - 1388
PY - 2014///
SN - 1944-8007
SP - 1382
TI - Cusp observation at Saturn's high-latitude magnetosphere by the Cassini spacecraft
T2 - Geophysical Research Letters
UR -
UR -
VL - 41
ER -