Physical Signatures of Magnetospheric Boundary Layer Processes: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Honefoss, Norway, May 9-14, 1993 (

Physical Signatures of Magnetospheric Boundary Layer Processes: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Honefoss, Norway, May 9-14, 1993 (

By: J. A. Holtet (editor), Alv Egeland (editor)Hardback

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The Earth's magnetosphere is part of our environment, and physical processes in the magnetosphere and coupling between the solar energy stream, the solar wind, and the magnetosphere are important to our understanding of our environment. Variations in the electromagnetic and particle energy output of the Sun have a significant effect on global changes. The energy transfer mechanisms at the dayside magnetospheric boundary layers and their ionospheric signatures may be even more important to solar-terrestrial research than the nightside processes. The dayside boundary layer and the polar cusps are the Earth's windows to outer space.


Part 1 Currents, Electric Fields and Particles: Sources of large-scale Birkeland currents; T.A. Potemra. Solar wind control of high latitude dayside current systems; C.R. Clauer. Thermal ion drifts in the dayside high-latitude ionosphere; R.A. Heelis. Signatures and sources of electric fields and particles at dayside high latitudes; N.C. Maynard, W.J. Burke, W.F. Denig, E.M. Basinska. Viking observations of dayside high-latitude electric fields; L.G. Blomberg. The projection of the magnetospheric boundary layers to mid-altitudes; J. Woch, R. Lundin, T.A. Potemra, M. Shapshak. Classification of large-scale and meso-scale ion dispersion patterns observed by Viking over the cusp-mantle region; M. Yamauchi, R. Lundin. Electrodynamic signatures of the plasma sheet boundary layer in the evening ionosphere; W.J. Burke, J.S. Machuzak, N.C. Maynard, E.M. Basinska, G.M. Erickson, R.A. Hoffman, J.A. Slavin, W.B. Hanson. Progressing dayside polar radio wave absorption events and convection disturbances; P. Staunig, T.J. Rosenberg, C.R. Clauer, E. Friis-Christensen, O. Rasmussen. Part 2 Dayside Aurora: Dayside aurora and magnetopause processes; R.W. Smith. Space-borne optical remote sensing of midday auroral oval and different participation regions; C.-I. Meng. Cusp/cleft auroral activity in relation to solar wind dynamic pressure, IMF Bz and By; P.E. Sandholt, C.J. Farrugia, L.F. Burlaga, J.A. Holtet, J. Moen, B. Lybekk, B. Jacobsen, D. Opsvik, A. Egeland, R. Lepping, A.J. Lazarus, T. Hansen, A. Brekke, E. Friis-Christensen. Dayside aurora poleward of the main auroral distribution - Implications for convection and mapping; R.D. Elphinstone, D.J. Hearn, J.S. Murphree. Dayside auroral dynamics during reconfiguration of the auroral oval; J.I. Minow, R.W. Smith, W.F. Denig, P.T. Newell. Poleward-moving auroral forms - What do we really know about them? G.J. Fasel, J.I. Minow, L.C. Lee, R.W. Smith, C.S. Deehr. Part 3 Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Coupling: Ionospheric signature of pulsed magnetopause reconnection; M. Lockwood. Magnetosheath fluctuations, ionospheric convection and dayside ionospheric transients; P.T. Newell, D.G. Sibeck. Concerning the location of magnetopause merging; D.G. Sibeck, P.T. Newell. Transient dayside reconnection and its effects on the ionosphere; M.F. Smith. Patchy multiple X-line reconnection and poleward-moving auroral forms; L.C. Lee, G.J. Fasel. Influence of the IMF sector structure on the latitude of the daytime cusp region; A.S. Besprozvannaya, T.I. Shchuka, O.A. Troshichev. Another look at flux transfer events; W.H. Heikkila. Part 4 Waves: MHD theory of magnetic pulsations; A.N. Wright. ULF waves in the cusp and cleft - Signatures of boundary layer processes. Part contents.

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  • ISBN13: 9780792327639
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780792327639
  • ISBN10: 0792327632

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