Magnetotails in the Solar System (Geophysical Monograph Series)

Magnetotails in the Solar System (Geophysical Monograph Series)

By: Peter Delamere (editor), Caitriona Jackman (editor), Andreas Keiling (editor)Hardback

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All magnetized planets in our solar system (Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) interact strongly with the solar wind and possess well developed magnetotails. However, Mars and Venus have no global intrinsic magnetic field, yet they possess induced magnetotails. Comets have a magnetotail that is formed by the draping of the interplanetary magnetic field. In the case of planetary satellites (moons), the magnetotail refers to the wake region behind the satellite in the flow of either the solar wind or the magnetosphere of its parent planet. The largest magnetotail in our solar system is the heliotail, the magnetotail of the heliosphere. The great differences in solar wind conditions, planetary rotation rates, ionospheric conductivity, and physical dimensions provide an outstanding opportunity to extend our understanding of the influence of these factors on magnetotail processes and structure. Volume highlights include: * A discussion of why a magnetotail is a fundamental issue in magnetospheric physics * A unique collection of tutorials that cover a large range of magnetotails in our solar system * A comparative approach to magnetotail phenomena, including reconnection, current sheet, rotation rate, plasmoids, and flux robes * A review of global simulation studies of the effect of ionospheric outflow on the magnetosphere-ionosphere system dynamics Magnetotails in the Solar System brings together for the first time in one book a collection of tutorials and current developments addressing different types of magnetotails. As a result, this book will appeal to a broad community of space scientists and be of interest to astronomers who are looking at tail-like structures beyond our solar system.


Contributors vii Preface Andreas Keiling, Caitriona Jackman, and Peter Delamereix Section I: Introduction 1 Magnetotail: Unsolved Fundamental Problem of Magnetospheric Physics Vytenis M Vasyliu nas 3 Section II: Tutorials 2 Mercury s Magnetotail T Sundberg and J A Slavin 23 3 Magnetotails of Mars and Venus E Dubinin and M Fraenz 43 4 Earth s Magnetotail Robert L McPherron 61 5 Jupiter s Magnetotail Norbert Krupp , Elena Kronberg , and Aikaterini Radioti 85 6 Saturn s Magnetotail Caitriona M Jackman 99 7 Magnetotails of Uranus and Neptune C S Arridge 119 8 Satellite Magnetotails Xianzhe Jia 135 9 Moon s Plasma Wake J S Halekas, D A Brain and M Holmstrom 149 10 Physics of Cometary Magnetospheres Tamas I Gombosi 169 11 Heliotail David J McComas 189 Section III: Specialized Topics 12 Formation of Magnetotails: Fast and Slow Rotators Compared D J Southwood 199 13 Solar Wind Interaction with Giant Magnetospheres and Earth s Magnetosphere P A Delamere 217 14 Solar Wind Entry Into and Transport Within Planetary Magnetotails Simon Wing and Jay R Johnson 235 15 Magnetic Reconnection in Different Environments: Similarities and Differences Michael Hesse, Nicolas Aunai, Masha Kuznetsova, Seiji Zenitani, and Joachim Birn 259 16 Origin and Evolution of Plasmoids and Flux Ropes in the Magnetotails of Earth and Mars J P Eastwood and S A Kiehas 269 17 Current Sheets Formation in Planetary Magnetotail Antonius Otto, Min-Shiu Hsieh, and Fred Hall IV 289 18 Substorms: Plasma and Magnetic Flux Transport from Magnetic Tail into Magnetosphere Gerhard Haerendel 307 19 Injection, Interchange, and Reconnection: Energetic Particle Observations in Saturn s Magnetosphere D G Mitchell, P C Brandt, J F Carbary, W S Kurth, S M Krimigis, C Paranicas, Norbert Krupp, D C Hamilton, B H Mauk, G B Hospodarsky, M K Dougherty, and W R Pryor 327 20 Radiation Belt Electron Acceleration and Role of Magnetotail Geoffrey D Reeves 345 21 Substorm Current Wedge at Earth and Mercury L Kepko, K-H Glassmeier, J A Slavin, and T Sundberg 361 22 Review of Global Simulation Studies of Effect of Ionospheric Outflow on Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System Dynamics M Wiltberger 373 Index 393

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  • ISBN13: 9781118842348
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9781118842348
  • weight: 1388
  • ISBN10: 1118842340

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