Introduction to Space Weather
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Description: Space weather is an emerging field of space science focused on understanding societal and technological impacts of the solar-terrestrial relationship. The Sun, which has tremendous influence on Earths space environment, releases vast amounts of energy in the form of electromagnetic and particle radiation that can damage or destroy satellite, navigation, communication and power distribution systems. This textbook introduces the relationship between the Sun and Earth, and shows how it impacts our technological society. One of the first undergraduate textbooks on space weather aimed at non-science majors, it uses the practical aspects of space weather to introduce space physics and give students an understanding of the Sun-Earth relationship. Definitions of important terms are given throughout the text. Key concepts, supplements, and review questions are given at the end of each chapter to help students understand the materials covered. This textbook is ideal for introductory space physics courses.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2008
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
|What is space weather?|
|Impacts of space weather on society|
|The variable Sun|
|Temperature and heat|
|Radiation and convection|
|Dynamics and processes|
|The corona and the solar wind|
|The interplanetary magnetic field|
|Coronal mass ejections|
|The outer heliosphere|
|Earth's space environment|
|Dipole magnetic field|
|Structure of the inner magnetosphere|
|Interaction of the solar wind and magnetosphere|
|Plasma sheet convection|
|Dynamics of the magnetosphere|
|Earth's upper atmosphere|
|Impacts on communication|
|The technological impacts of space storms|
|Radiation impacts on satellites|
|Radio communication and navigation impacts|
|Ground system impacts|
|The perils of living in space|
|Problems of long-duration space travel|
|Living on the Moon and Mars|
|Other space weather phenomena|
|Climate variability and space weather|
|Asteroid and comet impacts|