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Geomagnetism - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123786746, 9781483288703


1st Edition

Volume 4

Editor: John Jacobs
eBook ISBN: 9781483288703
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1991
Page Count: 832
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Geomagnetism, Volume 4 focuses on the processes, methodologies, technologies, and approaches involved in geomagnetism, including electric fields, solar wind plasma, pulsations, and gravity waves. The selection first offers information on solar wind, magnetosphere, and the magnetopause of the Earth. Discussions focus on magnetopause structure and transfer processes, magnetosphere electric fields, geomagnetically trapped radiation, microstructure of the solar wind plasma, and hydro magnetic fluctuations and discontinuities. The text then examines geomagnetic tail, neutral upper atmosphere, and geomagnetic pulsations and plasma waves in the Earth's magnetosphere. Topics include plasma waves and instabilities in the magnetosphere, waves in a magneto plasma, gravity waves, atmospheric tides, balance equations for mass, momentum and energy, and absorption of solar and particle radiation. The publication takes a look at auroras and physical processes producing magnetosphere substorms and magnetic storms, including aurora theory and morphology, structure of the magnetosphere, and models of magnetosphere substorms. The selection is a valuable source of data for researchers wanting to explore geomagnetism.

Key Features

  • Covers upper atmosphere physics, the magnetosphere, and solar wind
  • Expert team of contributors from all over the world
  • The fourth volume of the only comprehensive treatise covering all aspects of geomagnetism


Geophysicists, aeronomists and atmospheric scientists, physicists, astrophysicists, and planetary scientists

Table of Contents

P.A. Isenberg, The Solar Wind. M. Schulz, The Magnetosphere. G. Paschmann, The Earth's Magnetopause. T.W. Speiser, The Geomagnetic Tail. A.D. Richmond, The Natural Upper Atmosphere. J.C. Samson, Geomagnetic Pulsations and Plasma Waves in the Earth's Magnetosphere. R.L. McPherron, Physical Processes Producing Magnetospheric Substorms and Magnetic Storms. T. Hallinan, Auroras. Index.


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© Academic Press 1991
28th January 1991
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About the Editor

John Jacobs

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Earth Studies, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, UK


"All of the contributions provide good up-to-date general surveys of their topics...and will thus prove useful starting points for the new postgraduate." --Nature

"Geomagnetism represents an excellent effort to update the field of solar system magnetism; no institutional library should be without these volumes." --Physics Today

"The first three chapters...provide the most comprehensive account of the earth's core magnetohydrodynamics presently available. The book serves two purposes; firstly it provides an excellent reference book for mature research workers in the field; secondly the clarity of the exposition makes the book essential reading for young research workers and nonspecialists." --Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors

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