Saturn’s Plasma Density Depletions Along Magnetic Field Lines Connected to the Main Rings

Abstract: We report on a set of clear and abrupt decreases in the high-frequency boundary of whistlerode emissions detected by Cassini at high latitudes (about ±40°) during the low-altitude proximal flybys f Saturn . These abrupt decreases or dropouts have start and stop locations that correspond to L shells at the dges of the A and B rings. Langmuir probe measurements can confirm, in some cases, that the abrupt decrease in the high-frequency whistler mode boundary is associated with a corresponding ab…

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