The Earth's Ionosphere: Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics

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Elsevier, 02.12.2012 - 500 Seiten
The Earth's Ionosphere: Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics emphasizes the study of plasma physics and electrodynamics of the ionosphere, including many aeronomical influences.
The ionosphere is somewhat of a battleground between the earth's neutral atmosphere and the sun's fully ionized atmosphere, in which the earth is embedded. One of the challenges of ionosphere research is to know enough about these two vast fields of research to make sense out of ionospheric phenomena. This book provides insights into how these competing sources of mass, momentum, and energy compete for control of the ionosphere.
Some of the topics discussed include the fundamentals of ionospheric plasma dynamics; equatorial plasma instabilities; high-latitude electrodynamics; and instabilities and structure in the high-latitude ionosphere. Throughout this text only the region above 90 km are discussed, ignoring the D region entirely.
This publication is a good source of information for students and individuals conducting research on earth’s ionosphere.
 

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Chapter 1 Introductory and Background Material
1
Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Ionospheric Plasma Dynamics
23
Chapter 3 Electrodynamics of the Equatorial Zone
65
Chapter 4 Equatorial Plasma Instabilities
113
Chapter 5 The MidLatitude Ionosphere
187
Chapter 6 HighLatitude Electrodynamics
261
Chapter 7 Effects of Plasma Flow at High Latitudes
311
Chapter 8 Instabilities and Structure in the HighLatitude Ionosphere
345
Ionospheric Measurement Techniques
425
Reference Material and Equations
459
Index
473
International Geophysics Series
485
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