Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Hydromagnetic Waves in the Magnetosphere and the Ionosphere

Authors: Alperovich, Leonid S., Fedorov, Evgeny N.

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  • A groundbreaking work that integrates topics pertaining to all scales of MHD-waves, emphasizing the linkages between ULF-waves and magnetospheric MHD-waves

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The book deals with Ultra-Low-Frequency (ULF)-electromagnetic waves observed on Earth and in Space. These are so-called geomagnetic variations or pulsations. Alfvén's discovery related to the influence of the strong magnetic field on the conducting fluids (magnetohydrodynamics) led to development of the concept that the ULF-waves are magnetospheric magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)-waves. MHD-waves at their propagation gather information about the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and the ground. There are two applied aspects based on using the ULF electromagnetic oscillations.

The first one is the ground-based diagnostics of the magnetosphere. This is an attempt to monitor in the real time the magnetosphere size, distance to the last closed field-lines, distribution of the cold plasma, etc.

The second one is the deep electromagnetic sounding of the Earth. The basis for these studies is the capability of any electromagnetic wave to penetrate a conductor to a finite depth. The ULF-waves can reach the depth of a few hundred kilometers.

Thus, geophysicists now have a unique tool that can be applied to study the solid Earth as well as its gas-plasma shells - the ionosphere and magnetosphere.

This book integrates topics pertaining to all scales of the MHD-waves, emphasizing the linkages between the ULF-waves below the ionosphere on the ground and magnetospheric MHD-waves. It will be most helpful to graduate and post-graduate students, familiar with advanced calculus, who study the science of MHD-waves in the magnetosphere and ionosphere.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydromagnetic Waves in the Magnetosphere and the Ionosphere
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
353
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6637-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6637-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6636-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7686-1
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 426
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