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Nonlinear Density Waves in Planetary Rings

Borderies, Nicole and Goldreich, Peter and Tremaine, Scott (1986) Nonlinear Density Waves in Planetary Rings. Icarus, 68 (3). pp. 522-533. ISSN 0019-1035. doi:10.1016/0019-1035(86)90054-0.

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We discuss the steady-state structure of the nonlinear density waves generated in a planetary ring at the Lindblad resonances of a satellite. We show that strong density waves lead to an enhancement of the background surface density in the wave zone.

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Additional Information:© 1986 Academic Press, Inc. Received March 31, 1986; revised July 28, 1986. This research was supported by grants from ATP Planétologie 1984 and 1985, by NSF Grants AST-8521033 and AST-8412365, by NASA Grant NGL-05-002-003, and by an operating grant from NSERC.
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Official Citation:Nicole Borderies, Peter Goldreich, Scott Tremaine, Nonlinear density waves in planetary rings, Icarus, Volume 68, Issue 3, December 1986, Pages 522-533, ISSN 0019-1035, 10.1016/0019-1035(86)90054-0. (
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