Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

Magnetospheric Plasma Physics: The Impact of Jim Dungey’s Research

Editors: Southwood, David, Cowley FRS, Stanley W. H., Mitton, Simon (Eds.)

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  • Serves as good background reading for modern magentospheric physics
  • Reviews the scientific contributions of James W. Dungey, a pioneer in the field of space plasma physics
  • Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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This book makes good background reading for much of modern magnetospheric physics. Its origin was a Festspiel for Professor Jim Dungey, former professor in the Physics Department at Imperial College on the occasion of his 90th birthday, 30 January 2013. Remarkably, although he retired 30 years ago, his pioneering and, often, maverick work in the 50’s through to the 70’s on solar terrestrial physics is probably more widely appreciated today than when he retired.

Dungey was a theoretical plasma physicist. The book covers how his reconnection model of the magnetosphere evolved to become the standard model of solar-terrestrial coupling. Dungey’s open magnetosphere model now underpins a holistic picture explaining not only the magnetic and plasma structure of the magnetosphere, but also its dynamics which can be monitored in real time. The book also shows how modern day simulation of solar terrestrial coupling can reproduce the real time evolution of the solar terrestrial system in ways undreamt of in 1961 when Dungey’s epoch-making paper was published.

Further contributions on current Earth magnetosphere research and space plasma physics included in this book show how Dungey’s basic ideas have remained explanative 50 years on. But the Festspiel also introduced some advances that possibly Dungey had not foreseen. One of the contributions presented in this book is on the variety of magnetospheres of the solar system which have been seen directly during the space age, discussing the variations in spatial scale and reconnection time scale and comparing them in respect of Earth, Mercury, the

giant planets as well as Ganymede.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Dungey’s Reconnection Model of the Earth’s Magnetosphere: The First 40 Years

    Pages 1-32

    Cowley FRS, Stanley W. H.

  • Sun et Lumière: Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Coupling as Deduced from Ionospheric Flows and Polar Auroras

    Pages 33-64

    Milan, S. E.

  • Triggered VLF Emissions-an On-Going Nonlinear Puzzle

    Pages 65-84

    Nunn, David

  • Auroral Kilometric Radiation as a Consequence of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling

    Pages 85-107

    Strangeway, Robert J.

  • A Simulation Study of the Relationship Between Tail Dynamics and the Aurora

    Pages 109-127

    Ashour-Abdalla, Maha

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnetospheric Plasma Physics: The Impact of Jim Dungey’s Research
Editors
  • David Southwood
  • Stanley W. H. Cowley FRS
  • Simon Mitton
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18359-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18359-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18358-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36789-7
Series ISSN
1570-6591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 271
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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