760 pages, 255 illus., 63 in colour
The Handbook of the Solar-Terrestrial Environment is a unique compendium. Recognized international leaders in their field contribute chapters on basic topics of solar physics, space plasmas and the Earth's magnetosphere, and on applied topics like the aurora, magnetospheric storms, space weather, space climatology and planetary science.
From the reviews: "The book is a solid, comprehensive ! text providing a full overview of solar-terrestrial science, pitched at the graduate student level. The book provides an excellent summary of the underlying physics controlling Sun-Earth connections, and it certainly merits a place on the bookshelf of an academic working in the field. ! is worthwhile for working solar-terrestrial physicists ! . If you are an ambitious graduate student and have decided you want to make a career in solar-terrestrial physics, then you might consider it ! ." (Andy Breen, EOS, Vol. 90 (11), March, 2009)
The Solar-Terrestrial Environment.- The Solar Interior: Radial Structure, Rotation, Solar Activity Cycle.- The Solar Atmosphere.- How the Corona of the Sun becomes the Solar Wind.- Magnetosphere.- Ionosphere.- Thermosphere.- Space Plasmas.- Reconnection in the Earth's Magnetosphere.- Nonlinear Processes in Space Plasmas.- Coronal Mass Ejections.- Solar Radio Emissions.- The Aurora.- Substorms.- Geomagnetic Storms.- Magnetic Pulsations.- Space Weather.- Effects of the 11-year Sunspot Cycle on the Earth's Atmospere.- Planetary Magnetospheres.- The Solar-Comet Interaction.
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