The Dynamic Magnetosphere

The Dynamic Magnetosphere


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Despite the plethora of monographs published in recent years, few cover recent progress in magnetospheric physics in broad areas of research. While a topical focus is important to in-depth views at a problem, a broad overview of our field is also needed. The volume answers to the latter need. With the collection ofarticles written by leading scientists, the contributions contained in the book describe latest research results in solar wind-magnetosphere interaction, magnetospheric substorms, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, transport phenomena in the plasma sheet, wave and particle dynamics in the ring current and radiation belts, and extra-terrestrial magnetospheric systems. In addition to its breadth and timeliness, the book highlights innovative methods and techniques to studythegeospace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400705005
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Series: IAGA Special Sopron Book Series , #3
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interaction

1. The Magnetopause, its Boundary Layers and Pathways to the Magnetotail

2. Quantifying Energy Transfer at the Magnetopause

3. Long-period ULF Waves Driven by Periodic Solar Wind Disturbances

Part II Magnetotail Dynamics

4. Magnetotail Dynamics: Survey of Recent Progress

5. Physical Processes for Magnetospheric Substorm Expansion Onsets

6. Cluster Observations of Plasma Bubbles, BBFs and Their Wakes

7. A Statistical Study of Pressure Changes in the near-Earth Magnetotail Associated With Substorm Expansion Onsets

8. Categorization of the Time Sequence of Events Leading to Substorm Onset Based on THEMIS All-Sky Imager Observations

Part III Inner Magnetospheric Processes

9. Dynamic Inner Magnetosphere: A Tutorial and Recent Advances

10. Self-Consistent Simulations of Plasma Waves and their Effects on Energetic Particles

11. Topology of High-Latitude Magnetospheric Currents

12. Detection of Dynamical Complexity Changes in Dst Time Series Using Entropy Concepts and Rescaled Range Analysis

Part IV Waves and Turbulence in Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling

13. Magnetospheric ULF Waves: A Review

14. ULF Waves in the Topside Ionosphere: Satellite Observations and Modeling

15. Evidence for a Multi-Scale Aurora

Part V Ionospheric Driver of the Magnetosphere

16. Influences of the Ionosphere, Thermosphere and Magnetosphere on Ion Outflows

17. Heavy Ion Energization, Transport, and Loss in the Earth’s Magnetosphere

18. Data Assimilation Models: A ‘New’ Tool for Ionospheric Science and Applications

Part VI Extraterrestrial Magnetospheres

19. Large-Scale Structure in the Magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn

20. Lunar Plasma Environment


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