Springer Theses

Interactions of Earth’s Magnetotail Plasma with the Surface, Plasma, and Magnetic Anomalies of the Moon

Authors: Harada, Yuki

  • This is a prize winning thesis, nominated for Springer Theses by Kyoto University
  • Presents new observations from three recent lunar missions that exhibit the essential features of Moon-plasma interactions in the geomagnetic tail
  • Compares physical processes that operate around the Moon in different plasma regimes of the geomagnetic tail and solar wind plasmas
  • The content applicable to plasma interactions with airless bodies throughout the solar system and beyond
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About this book

This thesis describes the essential features of Moon-plasma interactions with a particular emphasis on the Earth's magnetotail plasma regime from both observational and theoretical standpoints. The Moon lacks a dense atmosphere as well as a strong intrinsic magnetic field. As a result, its interactions with the ambient plasma are drastically different from solar-wind interactions with magnetized planets such as Earth. The Moon encounters a wide range of plasma regime from the relatively dense, cold, supersonic solar-wind plasma to the low-density, hot, subsonic plasma in the geomagnetic tail. In this book, the author presents a series of new observations from recent lunar missions (i.e., Kaguya, ARTEMIS, and Chandrayaan-1), demonstrating the importance of the electron gyro-scale dynamics, plasma of lunar origin, and hot plasma interactions with lunar magnetic anomalies. The similarity and difference between the Moon-plasma interactions in the geomagnetic tail and those in the solar wind are discussed throughout the thesis. The basic knowledge presented in this book can be applied to plasma interactions with airless bodies throughout the solar system and beyond.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Harada, Yuki

    Pages 1-26

  • Electron Gyro-Scale Dynamics Near the Lunar Surface

    Harada, Yuki

    Pages 27-68

  • Lunar Dayside Plasma in the Earth’s Magnetotail Lobes

    Harada, Yuki

    Pages 69-89

  • Hot-Proton Interactions with the Surface and Magnetic Anomalies of the Moon

    Harada, Yuki

    Pages 91-107

  • Conclusions

    Harada, Yuki

    Pages 109-111

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55084-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55083-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 30, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56256-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interactions of Earth’s Magnetotail Plasma with the Surface, Plasma, and Magnetic Anomalies of the Moon
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55084-6
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55084-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55083-9
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56256-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 111
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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