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The Earth's Plasmasphere : Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series - J. F. Lemaire

The Earth's Plasmasphere

Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series

By: J. F. Lemaire, K. I. Gringauz, D. L. Carpenter (Contribution by), V. Bassolo (Contribution by), Alexander J. Dessler (Editor)

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Published: 28th January 1998
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The plasmasphere is the vast "doughnut-shaped" region of the magnetosphere that forms 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. This is the first monograph to describe the historical development of ideas concerning the plasmasphere by the pioneering researchers themselves. The monograph brings our picture of the plasmasphere up to date 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.

' ... 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

Preface
Foreword
Introduction
Discovery of the plasmasphere and initial studies of its properties
Electromagnetic sounding of the plasmasphere
Plasmasphere measurements from spacecraft
A global description of the plasmasphere
Theoretical aspects related to the plasmasphere
Epilogue
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521430913
ISBN-10: 0521430917
Series: Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 28th January 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.87