Physics of Magnetospheric Substorms [E-Book] / by Syun-Ichi Akasofu.
Akasofu, Syun-Ichi, (author)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1977
617 p. online resource.
englisch
9789401011648
10.1007/978-94-010-1164-8
Astrophysics and Space Science Library, A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews ; 47
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 Open Magnetosphere and the Auroral Oval
  • 1.1. Open Magnetosphere
  • 1.2. Auroral Oval
  • 1.3. Open Magnetosphere and the Auroral Oval
  • 1.4. Solar Wind — Magnetosphere Dynamo
  • References
  • 2 Auroras and Auroral Particles
  • 2.1. Introduction
  • 2.2. Auroras in Different Local Time Sectors
  • 2.3. Auroral Electrons: The Statistical Precipitation Pattern
  • 2.4. Auroral Electrons: Spectra of Auroral Electrons
  • 2.5. Auroral Electrons and Field-Aligned Currents
  • 2.6. Auroral Particles and Atmospheric Emissions
  • 2.7. Auroral Protons
  • 2.8. Auroral Helium Ions (He++, He+) and Oxygen Ions (O+)
  • 2.9. Auroral Oval and the Polar Ionosphere
  • 2.10. Summary
  • References
  • 3 Distribution of Plasmas in the Magnetosphere
  • 3.1. Five Plasma Domains
  • 3.2. Plasma Mantle
  • 3.3. Polar Cusp
  • 3.4. Plasma Sheet
  • 3.5. Origin and Dynamics of the Sheet Plasma
  • 3.6. Van Allen Belts
  • 3.7. Plasmasphere
  • 3.8. Magnetospheric Plasmas and Auroral Particles
  • 3.9. Acceleration Processes of Arc-Producing Auroral Electrons
  • References
  • 4 Responses of the Magnetosphere to Interplanetary Disturbances
  • 4.1. Interplanetary Disturbances
  • 4.2. Interplanetary Pressure Disturbances and Magnetospheric Responses
  • 4.3. Changes of the IMF EW Component and Magnetospheric Responses
  • 4.4. Changes of the IMF NS Component and Magnetospheric Responses
  • References
  • 5 Magnetospheric Substorms: Introduction
  • 5.1. A New Classification of Magnetospheric Disturbances
  • 5.2. Substorm Energy ?? and Substorm Function ? = ?(?D)
  • 5.3. Substorm Intensity
  • 5.4. Time-Dependent Merging
  • 5.5. Magnetospheric Substorms
  • 5.6. Geomagnetic and Magnetospheric Storms
  • References
  • 6 Magnetotail Phenomena During Magnetospheric Substorms
  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. B Vector Dipping
  • 6.3. Plasma Sheet Thinning
  • 6.4. Magnetotail Field BT and Radius RT
  • 6.5. Auroral Bulge
  • 6.6. Plasma Sheet Expansion
  • 6.7. Plasma Flow
  • 6.8. Other Important Magnetotail Phenomena
  • References
  • 7 Magnetospheric Currents During Substorms
  • 7.1. Introduction
  • 7.2. Field-Aligned Currents
  • 7.3. Field-Aligned Currents and the Auroral Electrojets
  • 7.4. Auroral Electrojets
  • 7.5. Cross-Section of the Electrojets
  • 7.6. Latitudinal Cross-Section of the Auroral Electrojet and its Relation to the Interplanetary Magnetic Field Polarity
  • 7.7. Ionospheric Currents and Electric Fields
  • 7.8. Thermospheric and Ionospheric Disturbances
  • References
  • 8 Penetrating Convection Electric Field, Plasma Injection and Plasmasphere Disturbances
  • 8.1. Introduction
  • 8.2. Penetration of the Convection Electric Field into the Inner Magnetosphere and the Resulting Plasma Injection
  • 8.3. Relationship between Particles at the Geosynchronous Distance and Auroral Activity near the Geomagnetically Conjugate Point
  • 8.4. ‘The Fault Line’
  • 8.5. Drift Motions
  • 8.6. Deformation of the Plasmasphere and Associated Ionospheric Disturbances
  • References
  • 9 Solar-Terrestrial Relations and Magnetospheric Substorms
  • 9.1. Interplanetary Disturbances
  • 9.2. Morphological Model of Magnetospheric Substorms
  • 9.3. Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects.