Earth's Magnetosphere

Formed by the Low-Latitude Boundary Layer

By

  • W.J. Heikkila, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

The author argues that, after five decades of debate about the interactive of solar wind with the magnetosphere, it is time to get back to basics. Starting with Newton's law, this book also examines Maxwell's equations and subsidiary equations such as continuity, constitutive relations and the Lorentz transformation; Helmholtz' theorem, and Poynting's theorem, among other methods for understanding this interaction.
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Audience

students and research workers in space physics

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52864-3


Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Historical Introduction
2. Approximate Methods
3. Helmholtz’s Theorem
4. Poynting’s Energy Conservation Theorem
5. Magnetopause
6. High Altitude Cusps
7. Low-Latitude Boundary Layer
7. Driving The Plasma Sheet
9. Magnetospheric Substorms
10. Epilogue