Proceedings of the Twenty-First Plenary Meeting of COSPAR, Innsbruck, Austria, May-June 1978 book cover

Proceedings of the Twenty-First Plenary Meeting of COSPAR, Innsbruck, Austria, May-June 1978

The latest discoveries in the physical aspects of space science are discussed, with special emphasis on materials science in space and research on the middle atmosphere

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Published: April 1979

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-023417-5

Contents

  • Over 100 research papers and invited reviews on the following subjects: Remote sensing: The earth's surface

    Meteorology

    The middle atmosphere: Remote sensing studies

    Direct observations

    Models

    Planetary waves

    Variations of tubropause altitude

    The thermosphere: Models

    Neutral gas density and temperature

    Mass spectrometer observations

    Tides and gravity waves

    The ionosphere: D region

    Equatorial ionosphere

    Mid-lattitude ionosphere

    Winter anomaly

    Auroral atmosphere and ionosphere

    The magnetosphere: Observations of the high latitude topside ionosphere

    Precipitation of energetic charged particles

    Active experiments

    The sun and the interplanetary medium: Solar X-radiation

    Solar energetic charged particles

    Cosmic dust: Dust in planetary magnetospheres

    Three-dimensional distribution of dust

    Dust of lunar origin

    Cornetary dust

    Materials sciences in space: Use of composite materials in space

    Materials science under micro-gravity conditions

    Convection under micro-gravity conditions

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