Zp is the two dimensional effective potential. Here distances are measured in units of the planetary radius (Rp), fI is the planetary spin rate, p$ = p2uis the scaled canonical momentum, u>c = qBo/mc is the cyclotron frequency, and = \JGMP! R^ is the Kepler frequency, both evaluated on the planetary equator. The x-axis is directed from Saturn toward the Sun. The gravitational potential is, in scaled coordinates, including planetary oblateness
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