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Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series: The Earth's Plasmasphere (Hardback)
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Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series: The Earth's Plasmasphere (Hardback)

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Hardback 374 Pages / Published: 28/01/1998
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This is the first monograph to describe the historical development of ideas concerning the plasmasphere by the pioneering researchers themselves. The plasmasphere is a cold thermal plasma cloud encircling the Earth, terminating abruptly at a radial distance of 30,000 km over a sharp discontinuity known as the plasmapause. The volume commences with an account of the difficulties met in USSR by Gringauz to publish his early discoveries from Soviet rocket measurements, and the contemporaneous breakthroughs by Carpenter in the USA from ground-based whistler measurements. The authors then update our picture of the plasmasphere by presenting experimental and observational results of the past three decades, and mathematical and physical theories proposed to explain its formation. The volume will be invaluable for researchers in space physics, and will also appeal to those interested in the history of science.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521430913
Number of pages: 374
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
' ... this beautiful book has to be saluted. It will, without question, be a reference for all those who work in the field, and a fascinating story for those interested in the Earth's environment.' P. Decreau, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
'In this exciting period of plasmaspheric research, this book is very timely and will help motivate and prepare newcomers to tackle the emerging challenges in the field. I am glad to have this book in my collection.' EOS
"The book will be of interest to physicists and engineers concerned with this region as well as those curious about the history of this science." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
"This book is a comprehensive summary of our present knowledge of the Earth's plasmasphere and should be a valuable reference volume to researchers in magnetospheric physics." Carl-Gunne Fathammar, Space Science Review

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