Preliminary JIRAM results from Juno polar observations: 1. Methodology and analysis applied to the Jovian northern polar region
Adriani, A.; Mura, A.; M.L. Moriconi; Dinelli, B.M.; Fabiano, F.; Altieri, F.; Sindoni, G.; Bolton, S.J.; Connerney, J.E.P.; Atreya, S.K.; Bagenal, F.; Gérard, J.-C.M.C.; Filacchione, G.; Tosi, F.; Migliorini, A.; Grassi, D.; Piccioni, G.; Noschese, R.; Cicchetti, A.; Gladstone, G.R.; Hansen, C.; Kurth, W.S.; Levin, S.M.; Mauk, B.H.; McComas, D.J.; Olivieri, A.; Turrini, D.; Stefani, S.; Amoroso, M.
May - 2017
DOI: 10.1002/2017GL072929

journal : Geophysical Research Letters

Volume : 44 ; Issue : 10
type: Article Journal

Abstract
During the first orbit around Jupiter of the NASA/Juno mission, the Jovian Auroral Infrared Mapper (JIRAM) instrument observed the auroral regions with a large number of measurements. The measured spectra show both the emission of the math formula ion and of methane in the 3–4 μm spectral region. In this paper we describe the analysis method developed to retrieve temperature and column density (CD) of the math formula ion from JIRAM spectra in the northern auroral region. The high spatial resolution of JIRAM shows an asymmetric aurora, with CD and temperature ovals not superimposed and not exactly located where models and previous observations suggested. On the main oval averaged math formula CDs span between 1.8 × 1012 cm−2 and 2.8 × 1012 cm−2, while the retrieved temperatures show values between 800 and 950 K. JIRAM indicates a complex relationship among math formula CDs and temperatures on the Jupiter northern aurora.

keywords : Jupiter; aurora; Juno; JIRAM; inline image