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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Magnetic Fields in the Solar System

Planets, Moons and Solar Wind Interactions

Editors: Lühr, H., Wicht, J., Gilder, S., Holschneider, M. (Eds.)

  • Provides a broad overview of magnetic fields in our solar system and the modern methods employed to unravel their complexity
  • Results from a research program involving four leading planetary science institutes
  • Contributing scientists cover the whole science field with all its ramifications ranging from planetology, geophysics, numerical analysis to mathematics
  • Takes a synergistic interdisciplinary approach that combines newly developed tools for data acquisition and analysis, computer simulations of planetary interiors and dynamos, models of solar wind interaction, measurement of ancient terrestrial rocks and meteorites, and laboratory investigations
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About this book

This book addresses and reviews many of the still little understood questions related to the processes underlying planetary magnetic fields and their interaction with the solar wind. With focus on research carried out within the German Priority Program ”PlanetMag”, it also provides an overview of the most recent research in the field.

Magnetic fields play an important role in making a planet habitable by protecting the environment from the solar wind. Without the geomagnetic field, for example, life on Earth as we know it would not be possible. And results from recent space missions to Mars and Venus strongly indicate that planetary magnetic fields play a vital role in preventing atmospheric erosion by the solar wind. However, very little is known about the underlying interaction between the solar wind and a planet’s magnetic field.

The book takes a synergistic interdisciplinary approach that combines newly developed tools for data acquisition and analysis, computer simulations of planetary interiors and dynamos, models of solar wind interaction, measurement of ancient terrestrial rocks and meteorites, and laboratory investigations.

About the authors

Hermann Lühr was Professor of Geophysics at Technical University Braunschweig and Senior Scientist at Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany. He has been (Co-) PI of several research projects and space missions, served on various committees and has won a series of prestigious prizes. His scientific interests include geomagnetism, magnetospheric/ionospheric physics, plasma physics, current systems, upper atmosphere, space weather, and  instrument development. 

Johannes Wicht is a research staff member at MPS Göttingen, Germany. 

Stuart Gilder is Professor of Geophysics at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Before arriving in Germany he served as Director of the Geomagnetic Observatories of the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France. His research interests mostly focus on paleomagnetism and the effects o

f high pressures on magnetic properties using the diamond anvil cell.

Matthias Holschneider is Professor of applied Mathematics at the University of Potsdam, Germany and Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Dynamics of Complex Systems (DYCOS).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • General Introduction and Scientific Summary of the German Priority Program “PlanetMag”

    Lühr, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Modeling the Interior Dynamics of Gas Planets

    Wicht, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 7-81

  • Global Geomagnetic Field Reconstructions from Centuries to Excursions

    Korte, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 83-110

  • Interannual Fluctuations of the Core Angular Momentum Inferred from Geomagnetic Field Models

    Asari, Seiki (et al.)

    Pages 111-123

  • Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations on Magnetic Instabilities

    Stefani, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 125-152

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64292-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64291-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnetic Fields in the Solar System
Book Subtitle
Planets, Moons and Solar Wind Interactions
Editors
  • Hermann Lühr
  • Johannes Wicht
  • Stuart Gilder
  • Matthias Holschneider
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
448
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64292-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64292-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64291-8
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 413
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
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