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Auroral Physics

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S.-I. Akasofu, A. Vallance Jones, M. H. Rees, D. Lummerzheim, R. R. Mrier, D. J. Strickland, D. Rees, T. J. Fuller-Rowell, T. L. Killeen, F. G. McCormac, A. G. Burns, R. G. Roble, P. T. Newell, C.-I. Meng, D. A. Hardy, J. L. Burch, L. P. Block, C.-G. Fälthammar, D. A. Bryant, D. S. Hall, R. Bingham, E. G. Shelley, H. L. Collin, J. M. Bosqued, G. L. Siscoe, R. Lundin, L. Eliasson, J. S. Murphree, L. R. Lyons, Yu. I. Galperin, Ya. I. Feldstein, B. H. Mauk, D. A. Gurnett, G. Rostoker, J. D. Craven, L. A. Frank, G. G. Shepherd, E. W. Hones, Jr., A. B. Galvin, P. R. Higbie, J. R. Kan, L. Zhu, A. T. Y. Lui , D. J. Gourney, O. A. Troshichev, P. J. Tanskanen, W. Baumjohann, E. Friis-Christensen, K. Lassen, Y. Kamide, T. Iijima, E. Nielson, J. Röttger, O. de la Beaujardiére, R. Johnson, V. B. Wickwar, D. J. Williams
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521157414

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  • This volume, which was first published in 1991, presents a comprehensive review of all aspects of the physics of the aurorae australis and borealis. The broad topics covered relate to the different sections of a conference held in Cambridge to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Professor Sydney Chapman, FRS, who can be considered the founder of the subject in its modern form. Contributions from an international group of experts in the field discuss the physical causes and effects of the aurorae, the nightly show of dancing lights in the atmosphere, at heights above 100 km. The book is aimed primarily at students and researchers in auroral physics, but will also be of interest to magnetospheric, ionospheric and atomospheric physicists.

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    '[This book] aims … to 'stimulate future research in auroral research, and to interest young scientists in further auroral investigations', such a goal is certainly reached thanks to the excellent review papers, written by people that are not only specialists in their own fields, but also in the communication of the relevant results achieved there. … Little room is left for doubt that, owing to their perseverance, present and new generations of scientists will learn interesting things from this mammoth book.' Salvatore Esposito, Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521157414
    • length: 518 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Participants
    Part I. Introductory Observations:
    1. Auroral phenomena S.-I. Akasofu
    Part II. Aurural Spectoscopy and Thermosphere:
    2. Overview of auroral spectroscopy A. Vallance Jones
    3. Auroral excitation processes M. H. Rees and D. Lummerzheim
    4. Auroral emission processes and remote sensing R. R. Mrier and D. J. Strickland
    5. Thermospheric response and feedback to auroral inputs D. Rees and T. J. Fuller-Rowell
    6. Thermospheric dynamics, energetics and composition at auroral latitudes T. L. Killeen, F. G. McCormac, A. G. Burns and R. G. Roble
    Part III. Auroral Particles and Acceleration Mechanisms:
    7. Overview of electron and ion precipitation in the auroral oval P. T. Newell, C.-I. Meng and D. A. Hardy
    8. Diagnosis of auroral acceleration mechanisms by particle measurements J. L. Burch
    9. Characteristics of magnetic-field aligned electric fields in the auroral acceleration region L. P. Block and C.-G. Fälthammar
    10. Auroral electron acceleration: a case for the stochastic alternative D. A. Bryant, D. S. Hall and R. Bingham
    11. Auroral ion acceleration and its relationship to ion composition E. G. Shelley and H. L. Collin
    12. Ion precipitation and the transport of ions accelerated by auroral processes J. M. Bosqued
    Part IV. Auroras and Magnetospheric Configuation:
    13. What determines the size of the auroral oval? G. L. Siscoe
    14. The quiet-time aurora and the magnetospheric configuration R. Lundin, L. Eliasson and J. S. Murphree
    15. Discrete auroras and magnetatail processes L. R. Lyons
    16. Auroral luminosity and its relationship to magnetospheric plasma domains Yu. I. Galperin and Ya. I. Feldstein
    17. The aurora and middle magnetospheric processes B. H. Mauk and C.-I. Meng
    18. Auroral plasma waves D. A. Gurnett
    Part V. Aurural Substorms and Dynamics:
    19. Overview of observations and models of auroral substorms G. Rostoker
    20. Diagnosis of auroral dynamics using global aurora imaging with emphasis on large-scale evolutions J. D. Craven and L. A. Frank
    21. Diagnosis of auroral dynamics using global auroral imaging with emphasis on localized and transient features G. G. Shepherd and J. S. Murphree
    22. Poleward motions of auroral structures E. W. Hones, Jr., A. B. Galvin and P. R. Higbie
    23. A magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling theory of substorms including magnetotail dynamics J. R. Kan, L. Zhu, A. T. Y. Lui and S.-I. Akasofu
    Part VI. Auroral Structures:
    24. Overview of auroral spatial scales D. J. Gourney
    25. Mesoscale structures in auroral phenomena O. A. Troshichev
    26. The pulsating aurora and its relationship to fields and charged-particle precipitation P. J. Tanskanen
    27. Electrodynamics of active auroral forms: westward traveling surges and omega bands W. Baumjohann
    28. Large-scale distribution of discrete auroras and field-aligned currents E. Friis-Christensen and K. Lassen
    Part VII. Aurora and Ionosphere:
    29. The auroral electrojets: relative importance of ionspheric conductivities and electric fields Y. Kamide
    30. Large-scale currents connecting the polar ionosphere with the magnetosphere T. Iijima
    31. Ionosphere-magnetosphere mapping of dynamic auroral structures during substorms E. Nielson
    32. Incoherent scatter observations of the auroral ionosphere with the EISCAT radar facility J. Röttger
    33. Ground-based measurements of joule heating rates O. de la Beaujardiére, R. Johnson and V. B. Wickwar
    34. Global observations: a future research thrust in auroral and magnetospheric research D. J. Williams
    Index
    Colour plates.

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    S.-I. Akasofu, A. Vallance Jones, M. H. Rees, D. Lummerzheim, R. R. Mrier, D. J. Strickland, D. Rees, T. J. Fuller-Rowell, T. L. Killeen, F. G. McCormac, A. G. Burns, R. G. Roble, P. T. Newell, C.-I. Meng, D. A. Hardy, J. L. Burch, L. P. Block, C.-G. Fälthammar, D. A. Bryant, D. S. Hall, R. Bingham, E. G. Shelley, H. L. Collin, J. M. Bosqued, G. L. Siscoe, R. Lundin, L. Eliasson, J. S. Murphree, L. R. Lyons, Yu. I. Galperin, Ya. I. Feldstein, B. H. Mauk, D. A. Gurnett, G. Rostoker, J. D. Craven, L. A. Frank, G. G. Shepherd, E. W. Hones, Jr., A. B. Galvin, P. R. Higbie, J. R. Kan, L. Zhu, A. T. Y. Lui , D. J. Gourney, O. A. Troshichev, P. J. Tanskanen, W. Baumjohann, E. Friis-Christensen, K. Lassen, Y. Kamide, T. Iijima, E. Nielson, J. Röttger, O. de la Beaujardiére, R. Johnson, V. B. Wickwar, D. J. Williams

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