Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Solar-Terrestrial Environment
An Introduction to Geospace - the Science of the Terrestrial Upper Atmosphere, Ionosphere, and Magnetosphere

$82.00 ( ) USD

Part of Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series

  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511871658

$ 82.00 USD ( )
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • 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.

    • Introduction to the science of the Earth's upper atmosphere for atmospheric physics and meteorology students
    • Each chapter has a further reading list
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    " absolute bargain....the book is clearly written, concise, and encompasses all major topics affecting the earth's will do very well as a textbook in upper atmosphere meteorology and in electrical engineering..." Elmar R. Reiter, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

    "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

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511871658
    • contains: 284 b/w illus. 26 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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.

  • Resources for

    The Solar-Terrestrial Environment

    John Keith Hargreaves

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.

    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

  • Author

    John Keith Hargreaves

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.