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The Earth's Ionosphere, Vol 96. Edition No. 2. International Geophysics
Elsevier Science and Technology, June 2009, Pages: 576
Although interesting in its own right, due to the ever increasing use of satellites for communication and navigation, weather in the ionosphere is of great concern. Every such system uses trans-ionospheric propagation of radiowaves, waves which must traverse the often turbulent ionosphere. Understanding this turbulence and predicting it are one of the major goals of the National Space Weather program. Acquiring such a prediction capability will rest on understanding the very topics of this book, the plasma physics and electrodynamics of the system.
Fully updated to reflect advances in the field in the 20 years since the first edition published
Explores the buffeting of the ionosphere from above by the sun and from below by the lower atmosphere
Unique text appropriate both as a refence and for coursework.
Chapter 1 Introductory and Background Material
Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Plasma Dynamics
Chapter 3 Dynamics and Electrodynamics of the Equatorial Zone
Chapter 4 Equatorial Plasma Instabilities and Mesospheric Turbulence
Chapter 5 Hydro- and Electro-dynamics of The Mid-Latitude Ionosphere
Chapter 6 Waves and Instabilities at Mid-Latitudes
Chapter 7 Dynamics and Electrodynamics of the Mesosphere
Chapter 8 High-Latitude Electrodynamics
Chapter 9 Ionospheric Response to Electric Fields
Chapter 10 Instabilities and Structure in the High-Latitude Ionosphere
Appendix A Ionospheric Measurement Techniques
Appendix B Reference Material and Equations
Kelley, Michael C.