From the Sun. Auroras, Magnetic Storms, Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays. Special Publications

  • ID: 2489194
  • Book
  • 172 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.

From the Sun

demystifies auroras, magnetic storms, solar flares, cosmic rays and other displays of Sun–Earth interactions. The authors, all well–known figures in space science, explain how solar eruptions affect human technology and society in articles intended for the nonspecialist and adapted from Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. One of the most appealing features is a comprehensive glossary of the terminology necessary to read almost any volume on Sun–Earth connections.

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PrefaceSteven T. Suess and Bruce T. Tsurutani  v

AuroraSyun–Ichi Akasofu 1

The Earth′s MagnetosphereS. W. H. Cowley  13

Radiation BeltsJames A. Van Allen  23

Plasma Waves and InstabilitiesS. Peter Gary  29

The Ionosphere and Upper AtmosphereA. D. Richmond  35

Red Sprites and Blue Jets: Transient Electrical Effects of Thunderstorms on the Middle and Upper AtmospheresD. D. Sentman and E. M. Wescott  45

Magnetic StormsBruce T. Tsurutani and Walter D. Gonzalez  57

The Human Impact of Solar Flares and Magnetic StormsJo Ann Joselyn 67

The Solar WindB. E. Goldstein  73

Solar FlaresDavid Rust  81

Solar Flare ParticlesR. P. Lin  91

Solar Irradiance Variations and ClimatePeter Foukal  103

The Solar DynamoDavid H. Hathaway 113

Cosmic RaysJ. R. Jokipii  123

Anomalous Cosmic Rays: Interstellar Interlopers in the Heliosphere and MagnetosphereR. A. Mewaldt, A. C. Cummings, and E . C. Stone 133

The Outer HeliosphereW. I. Axford and Steven T. Suess 143

Glossary  153

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