Earth Magnetism

Earth Magnetism

A Guided Tour through Magnetic Fields

1st Edition - January 19, 2001

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  • Author: Wallace Campbell
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080504902

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An introductory guide to global magnetic field properties, Earth Magnetism addresses, in non-technical prose, many of the frequently asked questions about Earth's magnetic field. Magnetism surrounds and penetrates our Earth in ways basic science courses can rarely address. It affects navigation, communication, and even the growth of crystals. As we observe and experience an 11-year solar maximum, we may witness spectacular satellite-destroying solar storms as they interact with our magnetic field. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this book will enrich courses in earth science, atmospheric science, geology, meteorology, geomagnetism, and geophysics. Contains nearly 200 original illustrations and eight pages of full-color plates.

Key Features

* Largely mathematics-free and with a wide breadth of material suitable for general readers
* Integrates material from geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, and solar-terrestrial space physics.
* Features nearly 200 original illustrations and 4 pages of colour plates

Readership

Anyone interested in the aurora borealis, solar flares, or geomagnetic storms.

Table of Contents

  • 1) NATURE'S MAGNETISM
    a) Finding the Fields
    b) Historical Tour Markers
    c) Local Language Dictionary
    2) VISTAS OF LIVES IN THE FIELDS
    a) Fields Making a Difference
    b) Magnetic Fields and Technology
    c) Walk to the Boundaries
    3) SAILING THE MAGNETIC SEAS IN CALM WINDS
    a) Inside Sources
    b) Pole Markers
    4) A Space of Quiet Fields
    a) Conducting Blanket
    b) Quietly Flowing Currents
    5) UMBRELLA FOR MAGNETIC STORMS
    a) Disturbances in Sight
    b) Storms Overhead
    c) Agitation in the Fields
    6) HARVESTING THE FIELDS
    a) Field Traces
    b) Scientists at Work
    c) Track and Field Records
    d) Information Kiosk
    e) Directions for Further Travel

Product details

  • No. of pages: 151
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: January 19, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080504902

About the Author

Wallace Campbell

Affiliations and Expertise

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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