Physics of Earth and Space Environments

The Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Dynamics, Processes and Monitoring

Editors: Bychkov, Vladimir, Golubkov, Gennady, Nikitin, Anatoly (Eds.)

  • Contains state-of-the-art developments in atmospheric physics, chemistry and plasmas
  • Offers discussion of the complex problems of atmospheric processes including elementary processes and chemical processes
  • Includes new data in aerosols physics, ionosphere processes dynamics, physics of ball lighting and plasmoids
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About this book

The main topics of the book are the analysis of reactions in the atmosphere-ionosphere system and the influence of natural and technogenic processes on them. The book also examines a range of related research from an international field. In all, the volume covers the dynamics of atmospheric aerosols; the dynamics of an ionosphere and atmosphere; elementary processes in the upper atmosphere and an ionosphere; electromagnetic and optical phenomena in atmosphere, including long-lived and plasma objects; and Information systems of environment monitoring and prevention of incidents.

The text aims to reveal the interrelations of the dynamics of various atmospheric layers, as well as discovering the parameters of the atmosphere and ionosphere and establishing the role of various physical factors in the phenomena. The goal is to forecast the dynamics of environment in the development of external perturbations. The book is of interest to a wide range of researchers, as it has major implications in various fields of science and technology such as air and space travel.

Key themes: atmosphere, ionosphere, ball lightning, aerosols, dynamic processes, electrodynamic coupling, „Compass 2" satellite

Vladimir L. Bychkov is a leading researcher at the Department of Physics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has 35 years of experience in plasma physics studies, the physics of elementary processes, gas discharges, plasma chemistry and ball lightning.

Gennady V. Golubkov is a leading scientist at the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has 40 years of experience in quantum scattering theory, the theory of atom-molecular processes, and of low temperature plasma.

Anatoly I. Nikitin is a principle researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics in Moscow. He has 45 years of experience in quantum electronics research, chemical physics, plasma physics and chemistry, and ball lightning.

About the authors

Vladimir L. Bychkov is a leading researcher at the Department of Physics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has 35 years of experience in plasma physics studies, namely, the physics of elementary processes, gas discharges, plasma chemistry and ball lightning. He is Head of the Russian Committee on Ball Lightning and Vice-President of the International Committee on Ball Lightning.

Gennady V. Golubkov is a leading scientist at the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has 40 years of experience in quantum scattering theory, the theory of atom-molecular processes, chemical physics of atmosphere and of low temperature plasma. He is a member of the Moscow Physical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences and the International Committee on Theoretical Chemistry.

Anatoly I. Nikitin is a principle researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics in Moscow. He has 45 years of experience in quantum electronics research, chemical physics, plasma physics, plasma chemistry and ball lightning. He is Secretary of the International Committee on Ball Lightning and a member of the Moscow Physical Society.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Rydberg States of Atoms and Molecules in a Field of Neutral Particles

    Golubkov, G. V. (et al.)

    Pages 1-67

  • Formation of Aerosols in the Atmosphere

    Lushnikov, A. A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-95

  • Atmosphere–Ionosphere Electrodynamic Coupling

    Sorokin, V. M. (et al.)

    Pages 97-146

  • “COMPASS 2” Satellite and Ground-Based Experiments

    Mikhailov, Yu. M. (et al.)

    Pages 147-173

  • Mathematical Modeling of Dynamics Processes in the Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere

    Karpov, I. V. (et al.)

    Pages 175-200

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-3211-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3220-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Atmosphere and Ionosphere
Book Subtitle
Dynamics, Processes and Monitoring
Editors
  • Vladimir Bychkov
  • Gennady Golubkov
  • Anatoly Nikitin
Series Title
Physics of Earth and Space Environments
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3212-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3212-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3211-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3220-9
Series ISSN
1610-1677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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