Physics of the Jovian magnetosphere  pbk

edited by A.J. Dessler

Jupiter's magnetosphere (the region of space in which Jupiter's magnetic field influences the motion of charged particles) is the largest object in the solar system; it exhibits new phenomena and behaves, in some respects, like a pulsar. It is a magnetosphere whose physics is dominated by internal sources of plasma and energy. This book consists of twelve carefully interwoven articles written by leading space scientists who summarize our state of knowledge of the physics of the magnetosphere surrounding the planet Jupiter. Ground-based data as well as information from the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft are used in developing both physical descriptions and theoretical understanding. Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere is a valuable reference work for those doing research in magnetospheric physics and in a number of related disciplines.

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  • List of tables
  • Foreword James A. Van Allen
  • Preface
  • 1. Jupiter's magnetic field and magnetosphere Mario H. Acuna, Kenneth W. Behannon and J. E. P. Connerney
  • 2. Ionosphere Darrell F. Strobel and Sushil K. Atreya
  • 3. The low-energy plasma in the Jovian magnetosphere J. W. Belcher
  • 4. Low-energy particle population S. M. Krimigis and E. C. Roelof
  • 5. High-energy particles A. W. Schardt and C. K. Goertz
  • 6. Spectrophotometric studies of the Io torus Robert A. Brown, Carl B. Pilcher and Darrell F. Strobel
  • 7. Phenomenology of magnetospheric radio emissions T. D. Carr, M. D. Desch and J. K. Alexander
  • 8. Plasma waves in the Jovian magnetosphere D. A. Gurnett and F. L. Scarf
  • 9. Theories of radio emissions and plasma waves Melvyn L. Goldstein and C. K. Goertz
  • 10. Magnetospheric models T. W. Hill, A. J. Dessler and C. K. Goertz
  • 11. Plasma distribution and flow Vytenis M. Vasyliunas
  • 12. Microscopic plasma processes in the Jovian magnetosphere Richard Mansergh Thorne
  • Appendixes
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 Physics of the Jovian magnetosphere
著作者等 Dessler, A. J.
シリーズ名 Cambridge planetary science series
巻冊次 pbk
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 c1983
ページ数 xv, 544 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 0521520061
NCID BA01154841
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス