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Earth's Magnetosphere

Formed by the Low-Latitude Boundary Layer

Book2011

Author:

Walter J. Heikkila

Earth's Magnetosphere

Formed by the Low-Latitude Boundary Layer

Book2011

 

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Author:

Walter J. Heikkila

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The author argues that, after five decades of debate about the interactive of solar wind with the magnetosphere, it is time to get back to basics. Starting with Newton's law, this ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - Historical introduction

    Pages 1-73

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    Chapter 2 - Approximate methods

    Pages 75-110

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    Chapter 3 - Helmholtz’s theorem

    Pages 111-150

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    Chapter 4 - Poynting’s energy conservation theorem

    Pages 151-169

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    Chapter 5 - Magnetopause

    Pages 171-224

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    Chapter 6 - High-altitude cusps

    Pages 225-252

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    Chapter 7 - Low-latitude boundary layer

    Pages 253-324

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    Chapter 8 - Driving the plasma sheet

    Pages 325-375

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    Chapter 9 - Magnetospheric substorms

    Pages 377-434

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    Chapter 10 - Epilogue: What is new in this book

    Pages 435-445

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    References

    Pages 447-471

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    Color plates

    Pages CP1-CP38

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    Index

    Pages 473-477

About the book

Description

The author argues that, after five decades of debate about the interactive of solar wind with the magnetosphere, it is time to get back to basics. 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.

The author argues that, after five decades of debate about the interactive of solar wind with the magnetosphere, it is time to get back to basics. 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.

Key Features

  • Includes chapters on prompt particle acceleration to high energies, plasma transfer event, and the low latitude boundary layer
  • More than 200 figures illustrate the text
  • Includes a color insert
  • Includes chapters on prompt particle acceleration to high energies, plasma transfer event, and the low latitude boundary layer
  • More than 200 figures illustrate the text
  • Includes a color insert

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ISBN

978-0-444-52864-3

Language

English

Published

2011

Copyright

Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

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Elsevier Science

Authors

Walter J. Heikkila

University of Texas at Dallas