Cassini CAPS-ELS observations of negative ions in Titan's ionosphere: trends of density with altitude

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Wellbrock, Anne; Coates, Andrew J.; Jones, Geraint H.; Lewis, Gethyn R.; Waite, J.H.;
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union
  • Subject: cps
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Physics::Space Physics

Observations with the Electron Spectrometer sensor of the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS-ELS) have revealed the existence of negative ions in Titan's ionosphere. Negative ions are observed during encounters whenever the instrument points in the ram direction at altit... View more
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