Modeling Planetary Magnetospheres

Members of the space environment modeling group at the University of Washington use 3D multi-fluid modeling to simulate the solar wind interaction with the terrestrial and many other planetary magnetospheres throughout the solar system.

Winglee Lab Denizens:

Planetary Magnetospheres Research

Flux Rope Generation at Mercury
Modeling of the terrestrial magnetosphere
Mini-magnetospheres on the Moon
Modeling the solar wind interaction with magnetic anomalies at Mars
Jupiter-Io coupled model
Ganymede's UV aurora, and interpretation of ion energy spectrograms
Centrifugal interchange at Saturn
Asymmetric ion pickup at Titan
Coupled simulations of Saturn's magnetosphere with Titan
Multi-fluid comparison to hybrid simulations at Pluto