Carl Stormer: Auroral Pioneer - Astrophysics and Space Science Library 393 (Paperback)
  • Carl Stormer: Auroral Pioneer - Astrophysics and Space Science Library 393 (Paperback)
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Carl Stormer: Auroral Pioneer - Astrophysics and Space Science Library 393 (Paperback)

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Paperback 195 Pages / Published: 23/08/2016
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This biography summarizes the seminal contributions to auroral and space science of Carl Stormer (1874 - 1957). He was the first to develop precise photographic methods to calculate heights and morphologies of diverse auroral forms during four solar cycles. Stormer independently devised numerical techniques to determine the trajectories of high-energy charged particles allowed and forbidden in the Earth's magnetic field. His theoretical analyses explained cosmic ray access to the upper atmosphere, 20 years before they were identified by other scientists. Stormer's crowning achievement, "The Polar Aurora," published when he was 81 years old, stands to this day as a regularly cited guide in graduate-level courses on space physics.

The authors present the life of this prodigious scientist in relation to the cultural life of early 20th century in Norway and to the development of the space sciences in the post-Sputnik era.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783662510261
Number of pages: 195
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 11 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


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"The authors give a detailed account of his early life, his parents, and Stormer's growing interest in mathematics, astronomy, and botany. ... for those who have seen, or harbour hopes of seeing, the lights in the northern sky, this is a book worth reading as it will infect the reader with some of Stormer's magic and will make the experience so much more meaningful." (Ken Kennedy, The Observatory, Vol. 134 (1242), October, 2014)

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