An Overview of Jovian Radiation Environments and Effects

Michael Kokorowski (JPL)

As Jupiter has the strongest magnetic field among the planets in the solar system, its trapped particle environments are higher both in energy and number density than the other planets thereby greatly enhancing the intensity of its radiation belts. In this talk, the general characteristics of the Jovian radiation environment is discussed along with typical important radiation effects that missions to Jupiter will have to consider.

Document date May 19, 2010.