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ID: 276597.0, MPI für Kernphysik / Interplanetary Dust Physics
The new ESA meteoroid model
Authors:Dikarev, V.; Grün, Eberhard; Baggaley, J.; Galligan, D.; Landgraf, M.; Jehn, R.
Research Context:Interplanetary environment; Meteoroid model
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2005-07
Title of Journal:Advances in Space Research
Issue / Number:7
Start Page:1282
End Page:1289
Copyright:Copyright © 2005 COSPAR
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The orbital distributions of meteoroids in interplanetary space are revised in the ESA meteoroid model to account for recently obtained observational data and to comply with the constraints due to the orbital evolution under planetary gravity and Poynting–Robertson effects. Infrared observations of the zodiacal cloud by the COBE DIRBE instrument, in situ flux measurements by the dust detectors on board Galileo and Ulysses spacecraft, and the crater size distributions on lunar rock samples retrieved by the Apollo missions are synthesized into a single model. Within the model, the orbital distributions are expanded into a sum of contributions due to a number of known sources, including the asteroid belt with the emphasis on the prominent families Themis, Koronis, Eos and Veritas, as well as comets on Jupiter-encountering orbits. An attempt to incorporate the meteor orbit database acquired by the AMOR radar is also discussed.
Free Keywords:Interplanetary environment; Meteoroid model
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group K. Mauersberger/Interplantary Dust Research (E. Grün)
External Affiliations:Astronomical Institute of St. Petersburg University, Russia
HIGP, University of Hawaii, USA
University of Canterbury at Christchurch, New Zealand
ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany
Defence Technology Agency, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
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