Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth by Andreas Keiling,Eric Donovan,Fran Bagenal,Tomas Karlsson

By Andreas Keiling,Eric Donovan,Fran Bagenal,Tomas Karlsson

released by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph sequence, quantity 197.

Many of the main easy points of the aurora stay unexplained. whereas long ago terrestrial and planetary auroras were mostly handled in separate books, Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric procedures: Earth and different Planets takes a holistic technique, treating the aurora as a primary approach and discussing the phenomenology, physics, and dating with the respective planetary magnetospheres in a single quantity. whereas there are a few behaviors universal in auroras of different planets, there also are impressive ameliorations that try out our simple knowing of auroral procedures. the target, upon which this monograph is targeted, is to attach our wisdom of auroral morphology to the actual procedures within the magnetosphere that energy and constitution discrete and diffuse auroras. knowing this connection will lead to a extra whole rationalization of the aurora and in addition additional the objective of having the ability to interpret the worldwide auroral distributions as a dynamic map of the magnetosphere. the amount synthesizes 5 significant components: auroral phenomenology, aurora and ionospheric electrodynamics, discrete auroral acceleration, aurora and magnetospheric dynamics, and comparative planetary aurora. masking the hot advances in observations, simulation, and conception, this ebook will serve a vast neighborhood of scientists, together with graduate scholars, learning auroras at Mars, Earth, Saturn, and Jupiter. Projected past our sunlight procedure, it could possibly even be of curiosity for astronomers who're trying to find aurora-active exoplanets.

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