The Solar-Terrestrial Environment
An Introduction to Geospace - the Science of the Terrestrial Upper Atmosphere, Ionosphere, and Magnetosphere
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- Author: John Keith Hargreaves
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The book begins with three introductory chapters that provide some basic physics and explain the principles of physical investigation. The principal material contained in the main part of the book covers the neutral and ionized upper atmosphere, the magnetosphere, and structures, dynamics, disturbances, and irregularities. The concluding chapter deals with technological applications. The account is introductory, at a level suitable for readers with a basic background in engineering or physics. The intent is to present basic concepts, and for that reason, the mathematical treatment is not complex. SI units are given throughout, with helpful notes on cgs units where these are likely to be encountered in the research literature. This book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are taking introductory courses on upper atmospheric, ionospheric, or magnetospheric physics. This is a successor to The Upper Atmosphere and Solar-Terrestrial Relations, published in 1979.Read more
- Introduction to the science of the Earth's upper atmosphere for atmospheric physics and meteorology students
- Each chapter has a further reading list
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"...an absolute bargain....the book is clearly written, concise, and encompasses all major topics affecting the earth's environment...it will do very well as a textbook in upper atmosphere meteorology and in electrical engineering..." Elmar R. Reiter, Meteorology and Atmospheric PhysicsSee more reviews
"The textbook by J. K. Hargreaves is attractively produced, well illustrated, readable and interesting. It is intended for final-year undergraduates and first-year postgraduates taking courses in upper-atmospheric, ionospheric or magnetospheric physics. Mathematics is kept to an elementary level, the intention being to describe the basic concepts. To this end, the author has done a good job, and the book is a more thorough and improved version of his previous volume." Mark Saunders, Nature
"The writing is clear, authoritative, and occasionally humorous." T. Barker, Choice
"As a textbook, it is the most comprehensive single-autnor, graduate-level treatment of solar-terrestrial phenomena available." George L. Siscoe, Physics Today
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- Date Published: March 2011
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511871658
- contains: 284 b/w illus. 26 tables
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Table of Contents
1. The Earth in space, 2. The physics of geospace
3. Techniques for observing geospace
4. The neutral atmosphere
5. The solar wind and the magnetosphere
6. Principles of the ionosphere at middle and low latitudes
7. Ionospheric phenomena at middle and low latitudes
8. The ionosphere at high latitude
9. Magnetospheric waves
10. Technological application of geospace science.
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