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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Io-D predictions with Radio-Jupiter Pro 3

I thank Jim Sky for help with this Post.

I refer to:
Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere, Edited by A.J. Dessler, 1983:
This Monograph is available in part at this location:
Google Books: "Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere"

Table 7.4, page 255, in Chapter 7:  "Phenomenology of magnetospheric radio emission"  by Carr Desch and Alexander, contains the Io-D region definition used in Radio-Jupiter Pro 3:

The prediction is done by using a "mode file" that defines the parameters for the Io-D region.  In Radio-Jupiter Pro 3, click on File and you will see options to load  and edit the mode files.  The default mode file is the University of Florida Radio Observatory  file, but there is another file with Io-D parameters.  Below are the mode parameters for the UF_IoD.JMF  file, located  at:

The file can be downloaded and saved in the Radio-Jupiter Pro 3 directory.  Then the user can do a File / Load Mode File operation to make it active.

Here is an example of a prediction for August 25 2011, at Nice France :