• Simulating Irregular Source Geometries For Ionian Plumes 

    McDoniel, W. J.; Goldstein, D. B.; Varghese, P. L.; Trafton, L. M.; Buchta, D. A.; Freund, J.; Kieffer, S. W. (2011-07)
    Volcanic plumes on Io respresent a complex rarefied flow into a near-vacuum in the presence of gravity. A 3D Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method is used to investigate the gas dynamics of such plumes, with a focus ...
  • Simulation Of Plasma Interaction With Io's Atmosphere 

    Moore, C. H.; Deng, H.; Goldstein, D. B.; Levin, D.; Varghese, P. L.; Trafton, L. M.; Stewart, B. D.; Walker, A. C. (2011-07)
    One dimensional Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) simulations are used to examine the interaction of the jovian plasma torus with Io's sublimation atmosphere. The hot plasma sweeps past Io at 57 km/s due to the external ...