Volume 4

1st Edition - January 28, 1991

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  • Editor: John Jacobs
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483288703

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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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 832
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: January 28, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483288703

About the Editor

John Jacobs

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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