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The Earth's Ionosphere

Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics

Book1989

Author:

Michael C. Kelley

The Earth's Ionosphere

Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics

Book1989

 

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Michael C. Kelley

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The Earth's Ionosphere: Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics emphasizes the study of plasma physics and electrodynamics of the ionosphere, including many aeronomical influences. The ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - Introductory and Background Material

    Pages 1-22

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    Chapter 2 - Fundamentals of Ionospheric Plasma Dynamics

    Pages 23-63

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    Chapter 3 - Electrodynamics of the Equatorial Zone

    Pages 65-111

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    Chapter 4 - Equatorial Plasma Instabilities

    Pages 113-185

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    Chapter 5 - The Mid-Latitude Ionosphere

    Pages 187-259

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    Chapter 6 - High-Latitude Electrodynamics

    Pages 261-310

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    Chapter 7 - Effects of Plasma Flow at High Latitudes

    Pages 311-343

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    Chapter 8 - Instabilities and Structure in the High-Latitude Ionosphere

    Pages 345-423

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    Appendix A - Ionospheric Measurement Techniques

    Pages 425-457

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    Appendix B - Reference Material and Equations

    Pages 459-471

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    Index

    Pages 473-484

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    International Geophysics Series

    Pages 485-487

About the book

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The Earth's Ionosphere: Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics emphasizes the study of plasma physics and electrodynamics of the ionosphere, including many aeronomical influences. The ionosphere is somewhat of a battleground between the earth's neutral atmosphere and the sun's fully ionized atmosphere, in which the earth is embedded. One of the challenges of ionosphere research is to know enough about these two vast fields of research to make sense out of ionospheric phenomena. This book provides insights into how these competing sources of mass, momentum, and energy compete for control of the ionosphere. Some of the topics discussed include the fundamentals of ionospheric plasma dynamics; equatorial plasma instabilities; high-latitude electrodynamics; and instabilities and structure in the high-latitude ionosphere. Throughout this text only the region above 90 km are discussed, ignoring the D region entirely. This publication is a good source of information for students and individuals conducting research on earth’s ionosphere.

The Earth's Ionosphere: Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics emphasizes the study of plasma physics and electrodynamics of the ionosphere, including many aeronomical influences. The ionosphere is somewhat of a battleground between the earth's neutral atmosphere and the sun's fully ionized atmosphere, in which the earth is embedded. One of the challenges of ionosphere research is to know enough about these two vast fields of research to make sense out of ionospheric phenomena. This book provides insights into how these competing sources of mass, momentum, and energy compete for control of the ionosphere. Some of the topics discussed include the fundamentals of ionospheric plasma dynamics; equatorial plasma instabilities; high-latitude electrodynamics; and instabilities and structure in the high-latitude ionosphere. Throughout this text only the region above 90 km are discussed, ignoring the D region entirely. This publication is a good source of information for students and individuals conducting research on earth’s ionosphere.

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ISBN

978-0-12-404013-7

Language

English

Published

1989

Copyright

Copyright © 1989 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Michael C. Kelley

SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NEW YORK