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Earth's Plasmasphere

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ISBN-10: 0521675553

ISBN-13: 9780521675550

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. F. Lemaire, K. I. Gringauz, D. L. Carpenter, V. Bassolo, Alexander J. Dessler

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This is the first monograph to describe the historical development of ideas concerning the plasmasphere by the pioneering researchers themselves. The plasmasphere is a cold thermal plasma cloud encircling the Earth, terminating abruptly at a radial distance of 30,000 km over a sharp discontinuity known as the plasmapause. The volume commences with an account of the difficulties met in USSR by Gringauz to publish his early discoveries from Soviet rocket measurements, and the contemporaneous breakthroughs by Carpenter in the USA from ground-based whistler measurements. The authors then bring our picture of the plasmasphere up-to-date by presenting experimental and observational results of the…    
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Foreword
Introduction
Discovery of the plasmasphere and initial studies of its properties
Electromagnetic sounding of the plasmasphere
Plasmasphere measurements from spacecraft
A global description of the plasmasphere
Theoretical aspects related to the plasmasphere
Epilogue
References
Index