Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling

  • Yohsuke Kamide
  • Wolfgang Baumjohann

Part of the Physics and Chemistry in Space Planetology book series (SPACE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Yohsuke Kamide, Wolfgang Baumjohann
    Pages 1-15
  3. Yohsuke Kamide, Wolfgang Baumjohann
    Pages 17-53
  4. Yohsuke Kamide, Wolfgang Baumjohann
    Pages 55-77
  5. Yohsuke Kamide, Wolfgang Baumjohann
    Pages 79-121
  6. Yohsuke Kamide, Wolfgang Baumjohann
    Pages 123-157
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 159-178

About this book


In the past two decades a succession of direct observations by satellites, and of extensive computer simulations, has led to the realization that the polar ionosphere plays a principal role in large-scale magnetospheric processes - a manifestation of the physics linkage involved in solar-terrestrial interactions. Spatial/temporal variations in high-latitude electromagnetic phenomena, such as dynamic aurorae, electric fields and currents, have proved to be extremely complex. Now the challenge is to comprehend the vast amount of complicated measurements made in this magnetosphere-ionosphere sysstem of the Earth. This book addresses the electrical coupling between the hot, but dilute, magnetospheric plasma and the cold, but dense, plasma in the ionosphere.
In five major chapters, this book presents: - basic properties of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling; - morphology of electric fields and currents at high latitudes; - global modeling of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling; - modeling of ionospheric electrodynamics; - current issues, such as auroral particle acceleration, substorms, penetration of high-latitude fields into low latitudes.


Plasma Variation aurora computer simulation dynamics earth electrodynamics electromagnetic ionosphere magnetosphere morphology physics simulation solar solar wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Yohsuke Kamide
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Baumjohann
    • 2
  1. 1.Solar Terrestrial Environment Lab.Nagoya UniversityToyokawa 442Japan
  2. 2.MPI für extraterrestrische PhysikGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-50064-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-50062-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-1938
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