Radar backscattering from a large-grain cometary coma: numerical simulation

S. Dogra, Y. Grynko, E. Zubko, J. Förstner, Astronomy & Astrophysics 608 (2017).

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We numerically simulate the circular polarization ratio of the radar signal backscattered from a large-grain cometary coma and compare the simulation results with the radar measurements for seven comets. We apply the discrete dipole approximation method and a model of random irregular particles. Our results confirm water ice composition of the cm-sized chunks detected by the NASA Deep Impact space probe in the vicinity of the nucleus of Comet 103P/Hartley 2. The index of the power-law size distribution in this case can be constrained to the range n ≈ 3.3–4.3. For the other considered comets the circular polarization ratio can be reproduced with variations of the power index between 2 and 5.
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Dogra S, Grynko Y, Zubko E, Förstner J. Radar backscattering from a large-grain cometary coma: numerical simulation. Astronomy & Astrophysics. 2017;608. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201730801
Dogra, S., Grynko, Y., Zubko, E., & Förstner, J. (2017). Radar backscattering from a large-grain cometary coma: numerical simulation. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 608. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201730801
@article{Dogra_Grynko_Zubko_Förstner_2017, title={Radar backscattering from a large-grain cometary coma: numerical simulation}, volume={608}, DOI={10.1051/0004-6361/201730801}, number={A20}, journal={Astronomy & Astrophysics}, publisher={EDP Sciences}, author={Dogra, Shraddha and Grynko, Yevgen and Zubko, Evgenij and Förstner, Jens}, year={2017} }
Dogra, Shraddha, Yevgen Grynko, Evgenij Zubko, and Jens Förstner. “Radar Backscattering from a Large-Grain Cometary Coma: Numerical Simulation.” Astronomy & Astrophysics 608 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201730801.
S. Dogra, Y. Grynko, E. Zubko, and J. Förstner, “Radar backscattering from a large-grain cometary coma: numerical simulation,” Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 608, 2017.
Dogra, Shraddha, et al. “Radar Backscattering from a Large-Grain Cometary Coma: Numerical Simulation.” Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 608, A20, EDP Sciences, 2017, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201730801.
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