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Earth's Magnetosphere

Formed by the Low-Latitude Boundary Layer

Book • Second Edition2020

Authors:

Wayne Keith and Walter Heikkila

Earth's Magnetosphere

Formed by the Low-Latitude Boundary Layer

Book • Second Edition2020

 

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    1 - Historical introduction

    Pages 1-88

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    2 - Kirchhoff's laws

    Pages 89-117

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    3 - Helmholtz's theorem

    Pages 119-166

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    4 - Magnetohydrodynamic equations

    Pages 167-185

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    5 - Poynting's energy conservation theorem

    Pages 187-214

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    6 - Magnetopause

    Pages 215-288

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    7 - High-altitude cusps

    Pages 289-326

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    8 - Inner magnetosphere

    Pages 327-351

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    9 - Low-latitude boundary layer

    Pages 353-435

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    10 - Driving the plasma sheet

    Pages 437-502

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    11 - Magnetospheric substorms

    Pages 503-582

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    12 - Epilogue

    Pages 583-599

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    Index

    Pages 601-617

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Earth's Magnetosphere: Formed by the Low Latitude Boundary Layer, Second Edition, provides a fully updated overview of both historical and current data related to the magnetosphere and how it is formed. With a focus on experimental data and space missions, the book goes in depth relating space physics to the Earth’s magnetosphere and its interaction with the solar wind. Starting with Newton’s law, this book also examines Maxwell’s equations and subsidiary equations such as continuity, constitutive relations and the Lorentz transformation, Helmholtz’ theorem, and Poynting’s theorem, among other methods for understanding this interaction.This new edition of Earth’s Magnetosphere is updated with information on such topics as 3D reconnection, space weather implications, recent missions such as MMS, ionosphere outflow and coupling, and the inner magnetosphere. With the addition of end-of-chapter problems as well, this book is an excellent foundational reference for geophysicists, space physicists, plasma physicists, and graduate students alike.

Earth's Magnetosphere: Formed by the Low Latitude Boundary Layer, Second Edition, provides a fully updated overview of both historical and current data related to the magnetosphere and how it is formed. With a focus on experimental data and space missions, the book goes in depth relating space physics to the Earth’s magnetosphere and its interaction with the solar wind. Starting with Newton’s law, this book also examines Maxwell’s equations and subsidiary equations such as continuity, constitutive relations and the Lorentz transformation, Helmholtz’ theorem, and Poynting’s theorem, among other methods for understanding this interaction.This new edition of Earth’s Magnetosphere is updated with information on such topics as 3D reconnection, space weather implications, recent missions such as MMS, ionosphere outflow and coupling, and the inner magnetosphere. With the addition of end-of-chapter problems as well, this book is an excellent foundational reference for geophysicists, space physicists, plasma physicists, and graduate students alike.

Key Features

  • Offers an historical perspective of early magnetospheric research, combined with progress up to the present
  • Describes observations from various spacecraft in a variety of regions, with explanations and discussions of each
  • Includes chapters on prompt particle acceleration to high energies, plasma transfer event, and the low latitude boundary layer
  • Offers an historical perspective of early magnetospheric research, combined with progress up to the present
  • Describes observations from various spacecraft in a variety of regions, with explanations and discussions of each
  • Includes chapters on prompt particle acceleration to high energies, plasma transfer event, and the low latitude boundary layer

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ISBN

978-0-12-818160-7

Language

English

Published

2020

Copyright

Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Wayne Keith

Walter Heikkila