Physics of Space Storms

From the Solar Surface to the Earth

  • Hannu┬áKoskinen

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Environmental Sciences book sub series (ENVIRONSCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 1-58
  3. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 59-88
  4. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 89-111
  5. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 113-139
  6. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 141-162
  7. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 163-190
  8. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 191-218
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    Pages 219-243
  10. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 245-265
  11. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 267-277
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    Pages 279-298
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    Pages 299-322
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    Pages 323-370
  15. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 371-391
  16. Hannu E. J. Koskinen
    Pages 393-397
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 399-419

About this book

Introduction

This unique, authoritative book introduces and accurately depicts the current state-of-the-art in the field of space storms. Professor Koskinen, a renowned expert in the field, takes the basic understanding of the system, together with the physics of space plasmas, and produces a treatment of space storms. He combines a solid base describing space physics phenomena with a rigorous theoretical basis. The topics range from the storms in the solar atmosphere through the solar wind, magnetosphere, and ionosphere to the production of the storm-related geoelectric field on the ground. The most up-to-date information available is presented in a clear, analytical and quantitative way. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 is a phenomenological introduction to space weather from the Sun to the Earth. Part 2 comprehensively presents the fundamental concepts of space plasma physics. It consists of discussions of fundamental concepts of space plasma physics, starting from underlying electrodynamics and statistical physics of charged particles and continuing to single particle motion inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields, waves in cold plasma approximation, Vlasov theory, magnetohydrodynamics, instabilities in space plasmas, reconnection and dynamo. Part3 bridges the gap between the fundamental plasma physics and research level physics of space storms. This part discusses radiation and scattering processes, transport and diffusion, shocks and shock acceleration, storms on the Sun, in the magnetosphere, the coupling to the atmosphere and ground. The book is concluded with a brief review of what is known of space storms on other planets. One tool of building this bridge is extensive cross-referencing between the various chapters. Exercise problems of varying difficulty are embedded within the main body of text.

Authors and affiliations

  • Hannu┬áKoskinen
    • 1
  1. 1.Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)HelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00319-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-00310-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-00319-6
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