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Earth's Magnetosphere: Formed by the Low Latitude Boundary Layer

  • Includes chapters on prompt particle acceleration to high energies, plasma transfer event, and the low latitude boundary layer
  • More than 200 figures illustrate the text
  • Includes a color insert

By: Walter Heikkila (Author)

516 pages, 19 colour plates, b/w photos, b/w illustrations


Hardback | Sep 2011 | #181942 | ISBN-13: 9780444528643
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NHBS Price: £99.99 $125/€118 approx

About this book

After four decades of debate about the mechanism of the interaction of the solar wind with the magnetosphere, the author believes it is time to get back to basics. Starting from Newton's law and Maxwell's equations, Earth's Magnetosphere covers areas of electromagnetics theory and subsidiary equations such as continuity, constitutive relations and the Lorentz transformation. This interaction is further investigated by the use of Helmholtz's theorem as well as Poynting's theorem.



1. Historical Introduction
2. Approximate Methods
3. Helmholtz's Theorem
4. Poynting's Theorem
5. Magnetopause
6. Low Latitude Boundary Layer
7. High Altitude Cusp
8. Driving The Plasma Sheet
9. Magnetospheric Substorms
10. Epilogue

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