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Springer Atmospheric Sciences

Physics of the Upper Polar Atmosphere

Authors: Brekke, Asgeir

  • Only book of its kind covering the physics of the upper polar atmosphere
  • Meets the requirements for students in this field
  • Describes concisely the physics of the upper polar atmosphre an its interaction between the solar wind and Earth's atmosphere
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About this book

This is the  only  extended textbook that covers in particular the physics of the upper polar atmosphere where the polar lights demonstrates the end product of a process taking place at extremely high latitudes between the solar wind and the upper polar atmosphere.
A textboook that meets the modern requriement for reading in order to obtain a master of science or a Dr. of science degree in  upper polar atmosphere physics or the interaction between the soalr wind and the Earth's atmosphere

About the authors

I started out as as research assistant for the Auroral Observatory in Tromsø i 1966 and completed my Cand Real exam in physics at the Univerity of Oslo based on auroral optical stuides from Tromsø and Svalbard. In 1972 I left the observatory for a position at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD)  where I was engaged as a research scientist on the Chatanika Incoherent Scatter Radar sytem close to Fairbanks Alaska. After two years at UCSD I went back to a permanent position as associate professor at the Auroral Observatory that in the meantime had become a cornerstone in the newly established University of Tromsø (UiT). Based on the work I did at UCSD I obtained my Dr. philos degree in 1975 at UiT. From in 1989 I was appointed full professor in physics at UiT. In 1993 I was appointed adjunct professor at The University Centre on Svalbard. I therefore have a long experience as university teacher in physics with central elements in auroral and upper polar atmosphere physics. I started out working on this book in support of my lectures when I became  employed in a permanent position at UiT in 1976..
In 1997 I published the text book "Physics of the Upper Polar Atmosphere" that the present book is a revision of. This book has been used extensively by students all over the world and it has been translated into Japanese. As this book is sold out from the printer I have been approached many times by collegues whether it could be published as a second edition.

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27401-5
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27400-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43890-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics of the Upper Polar Atmosphere
Authors
Series Title
Springer Atmospheric Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27401-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27401-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-27400-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43890-5
Series ISSN
2194-5217
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 386
Additional Information
Original edition published by Wiley
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