From the Sun: Auroras, Magnetic Storms, Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.

From the Sun

demystifies auroras, magnetic storms, solar flares, cosmic rays and other displays of Sun-Earth interactions. The authors, all well-known figures in space science, explain how solar eruptions affect human technology and society in articles intended for the nonspecialist and adapted from Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. One of the ...

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Overview

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.

From the Sun

demystifies auroras, magnetic storms, solar flares, cosmic rays and other displays of Sun-Earth interactions. The authors, all well-known figures in space science, explain how solar eruptions affect human technology and society in articles intended for the nonspecialist and adapted from Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. One of the most appealing features is a comprehensive glossary of the terminology necessary to read almost any volume on Sun-Earth connections.

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The 16 contributions explain how solar eruptions affect human technology and society, and are intended for the non-specialist. A glossary lists terminology necessary to understand Sun-Earth connections. The chapters are modified from articles originally published in . No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875902920
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Series: Special Publications Series , #50
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 62.50 (w) x 92.50 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven T. Suess is a physicists with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and sn adjunct professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has studied the Sun and its influence on the solar system for almost his entire career.
Bruce T. Tsurutani is a space plasma physicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. His research covers studies of the Sun, interplanetary spacem and planetary magnetospheres, including plasma instabilities, wave-particle interactions, nonlinear waves, and aurora.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Steven T. Suess and Bruce T. Tsurutani v

Aurora
Syun-Ichi Akasofu 1

The Earth's Magnetosphere
S. W. H. Cowley 13

Radiation Belts
James A. Van Allen 23

Plasma Waves and Instabilities
S. Peter Gary 29

The Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere
A. D. Richmond 35

Red Sprites and Blue Jets: Transient Electrical Effects of Thunderstorms on the Middle and Upper Atmospheres
D. D. Sentman and E. M. Wescott 45

Magnetic Storms
Bruce T. Tsurutani and Walter D. Gonzalez 57

The Human Impact of Solar Flares and Magnetic Storms
Jo Ann Joselyn 67

The Solar Wind
B. E. Goldstein 73

Solar Flares
David Rust 81

Solar Flare Particles
R. P. Lin 91

Solar Irradiance Variations and Climate
Peter Foukal 103

The Solar Dynamo
David H. Hathaway 113

Cosmic Rays
J. R. Jokipii 123

Anomalous Cosmic Rays: Interstellar Interlopers in the Heliosphere and Magnetosphere
R. A. Mewaldt, A. C. Cummings, and E . C. Stone 133

The Outer Heliosphere
W. I. Axford and Steven T. Suess 143

Glossary 153

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