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From the Sun: Auroras, Magnetic Storms, Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays

Series: AGU Special Publications Series Volume: 50

By: Steven T Suess (Editor), Bruce T Tsurutani (Editor)

172 pages, illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Paperback | Jan 1998 | #230749 | ISBN: 0875902928
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From the Sun demystifies auroras, magnetic storms, solar flares, cosmic rays and other displays of Sun-Earth interactions. The authors, all well-known figures in space science, explain how solar eruptions affect human technology and society in articles intended for the nonspecialist and adapted from Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. One of the most appealing features is a comprehensive glossary of the terminology necessary to read almost any volume on Sun-Earth connections.


      Steven T. Suess and Bruce T. Tsurutani  v
      Syun-Ichi Akasofu 1
The Earth's Magnetosphere
      S. W. H. Cowley  13
Radiation Belts
      James A. Van Allen  23
Plasma Waves and Instabilities
      S. Peter Gary  29
The Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere
      A. D. Richmond  35
Red Sprites and Blue Jets: Transient Electrical Effects of Thunderstorms on the Middle and Upper Atmospheres
      D. D. Sentman and E. M. Wescott  45
Magnetic Storms
      Bruce T. Tsurutani and Walter D. Gonzalez  57
The Human Impact of Solar Flares and Magnetic Storms
      Jo Ann Joselyn 67
The Solar Wind
      B. E. Goldstein  73
Solar Flares
      David Rust  81
Solar Flare Particles
      R. P. Lin  91
Solar Irradiance Variations and Climate
      Peter Foukal  103
The Solar Dynamo
      David H. Hathaway 113
Cosmic Rays
      J. R. Jokipii  123
Anomalous Cosmic Rays: Interstellar Interlopers in the Heliosphere and Magnetosphere
   R. A. Mewaldt, A. C. Cummings, and E . C. Stone 133
The Outer Heliosphere
      W. I. Axford and Steven T. Suess 143

Glossary  153

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