Physics of the space environment / Tamas I. Gombosi.

By: Gombosi, Tamás I
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge atmospheric and space science series: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 339 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781316178089; 1316178080; 0511529473; 9780511529474Subject(s): Atmospheric physics | Space environment | Upper atmosphere | Solar wind | Magnetosphere | SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography | SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology | Upper atmosphere | Atmospheric physics | Magnetosphere | Solar wind | Space environment | Atmosphäre | Physique de l'atmosphère | Environnement spatial | Haute atmosphère | Vents solaires | Magnétosphère | PhysikGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Physics of the space environmentDDC classification: 551.51/4 LOC classification: QC861.2 | .G64 1998ebOther classification: 38.81 | RB 10429 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Theoretical Description of Gases and Plasmas. Particle Orbit Theory. Kinetic Theory. Basic Plasma Phenomena. Fluid and MHD Theory. Waves and Oscillations. Shocks and Discontinuities. Transport of Superthermal Particles -- The Upper Atmosphere. The Terrestrial Upper Atmosphere. Airglow and Aurora. The Ionosphere -- Sun-Earth Connection. The Sun. The Solar Wind. Cosmic Rays and Energetic Particles. The Terrestrial Magnetosphere. Physical Constants -- Vector and Tensor Identities and Operators -- Some Important Integrals -- Some Useful Special Functions.
Summary: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical phenomena that result from the interaction of the Sun and the planets - often termed space weather. Physics of the Space Environment explores basic processes in the Sun, in the interplanetary medium, in the near-Earth space, and down into the atmosphere. The first part of the book summarizes fundamental elements of transport theory relevant for the atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere. This theory is then applied to physical phenomena in the space environment. The fundamental physical processes are emphasized throughout, and basic concepts and methods are derived from first principles. This book is unique in its balanced treatment of space plasma and aeronomical phenomena.Summary: Students and researchers with a basic math and physics background will find this book invaluable in the study of phenomena in the space environment.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-332) and index.

pt. I. Theoretical Description of Gases and Plasmas. Ch. 1. Particle Orbit Theory. Ch. 2. Kinetic Theory. Ch. 3. Basic Plasma Phenomena. Ch. 4. Fluid and MHD Theory. Ch. 5. Waves and Oscillations. Ch. 6. Shocks and Discontinuities. Ch. 7. Transport of Superthermal Particles -- pt. II. The Upper Atmosphere. Ch. 8. The Terrestrial Upper Atmosphere. Ch. 9. Airglow and Aurora. Ch. 10. The Ionosphere -- pt. III. Sun-Earth Connection. Ch. 11. The Sun. Ch. 12. The Solar Wind. Ch. 13. Cosmic Rays and Energetic Particles. Ch. 14. The Terrestrial Magnetosphere. A. Physical Constants -- B. Vector and Tensor Identities and Operators -- C. Some Important Integrals -- D. Some Useful Special Functions.

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical phenomena that result from the interaction of the Sun and the planets - often termed space weather. Physics of the Space Environment explores basic processes in the Sun, in the interplanetary medium, in the near-Earth space, and down into the atmosphere. The first part of the book summarizes fundamental elements of transport theory relevant for the atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere. This theory is then applied to physical phenomena in the space environment. The fundamental physical processes are emphasized throughout, and basic concepts and methods are derived from first principles. This book is unique in its balanced treatment of space plasma and aeronomical phenomena.

Students and researchers with a basic math and physics background will find this book invaluable in the study of phenomena in the space environment.

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