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Plasma and the Universe : Dedicated to Professor Hannes Alfven on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday, 30 May 1988 - Carl-Gunne Falthammar

Plasma and the Universe

Dedicated to Professor Hannes Alfven on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday, 30 May 1988

By: Carl-Gunne Falthammar (Editor), R. de Bibhas (Editor), Gustaf Arrhenius (Editor), Nicolai Herlofson (Editor), D. Asoka Mendis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1988
ISBN: 9789027727640
Number Of Pages: 668

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Special Issue Dedicated to Professor Hannes Alfven on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday, 30 May 1988.- Observations of Propagating Double Layers in a High Current Discharge.- Critical Ionization Velocity Interaction: Some Unsolved Problems.- Velocity Limitation of a Neutral Dust Cloud Colliding with a Magnetized Plasma.- Dynamical Aspects of Electrostatic Double Layers.- Cosmic Electric Currents and the Generalized Bennett Relation.- Elementary Ideas Behind Plasma Physics.- The Dielectric Analogue of Magnetohydrodynamics.- Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Interactions - Near-Earth Manifestations of the Plasma Universe.- Acceleration of Auroral Particles by Magnetic-Field Aligned Electric Fields.- Parallel Electric Fields Accelerating Ions and Electrons in the Same Direction.- Birkeland Currents in the Earth's Magnetosphere.- Auroral and Magnetic Variations in the Polar Cusp and Cleft - Signatures of Magnetopause Boundary-Layer Dynamics.- Plasma Acceleration, Injection, and Loss: Observational Aspects.- Charged Dust in the Earth's Magnetosphere.- Generalized Adiabatic Theory Applied to the Magnetotail Current Sheet.- Particle Dynamics and Currents in the Magnetotail.- Hydromagnetic Waves Associated with Possible Flux Transfer Events.- Free Convection and Mass Transfer Effects on the Magnetohydrodynamic Flows Near a Moving Plate in a Rotating Medium.- An Electric-Current Description of Solar Flares.- Solar Flares through Electric Current.- Global Wave Patterns in the Sun's Magnetic Field.- Temporal Variations of Low-Energy Cosmic-Ray Protons on Decade to and Million Year Time-Scales: Implications to Their Origin.- Electrodynamics of the EUV/X-ray Bright Point and Filamentary Flux Loop Complexes.- Peculiar Solar Flares and Plages of Possible Interest for the Study of Electric Quadrupole Lines of Na I and Mg II.- Band Structure of the Solar System: An Objective Test of the Grouping of Planets and Satellites.- The Cosmogonic Shadow Effect.- The Role of Magneto-hydrodynamics in Heliospheric Space Plasma Physics Research.- Alfven Waves in a Space Plasma and Its Role in the Solar Wind Interaction with Comets.- Modeling a Cometary Nucleus.- Filamentation of Volcanic Plumes on the Jovian Satellite Io.- In Situ Acceleration and Gradients of Charged Particles in the Outer Solar System Observed by the Voyager Spacecraft.- Interaction of Interstellar Pick-Up Ions with the Solar Wind.- The Even-Odd Systematics in R-Process Nuclide Abundances.- The Solubility Problem of Heavy Elements in Internal Stellar Plasma Revisited.- Electron Heating in Superhigh Mach Number Shocks.- 'Dead' Pulsars: Cosmic-Ray Sources.- The Effects of Mutual Irradiation on the Observed Radial Velocity of the Components of Close Binary Systems.- Magnetic Confinement of Cosmic Clouds.- Mass Pick-Up in Astronomical Flows.- Infrared Emission from Interstellar Plasma.- On the Fluctuations of the Surface Brightness of Galaxies.- On the Dynamics of the Metagalaxy.- Tearing Down Disciplinary Barriers.

ISBN: 9789027727640
ISBN-10: 9027727643
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 668
Published: 31st May 1988
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 15.7  x 4.04
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 144

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