Physics of the Earth’s Space Environment

An Introduction

  • Gerd W. Prölss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 449-514

About this book


This book on the terrestrial space environment is directed at a broad group of students and scientists, who seek knowledge of the methods and results of space research. The only prerequisites are fundamental physics and mathematics as usually acquired in introductory college courses in science or engineering curricula. Stressing physical insight rather than mathematical precision, "Physics of the Earth’s Space Environment" derives further knowledge on selected topics as each phenomenon is considered and strives to present experimental results in conjunction with basic reasoning about the underlying physics. The content’s breadth and introductory nature make this an ideal reader for students in geophysics, meteorology, space sciences and astronomy


Absorption Ionosphere Meteorology Storm atmosphere geophysics magnetosphere space environment space physics space science spheric temperature wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerd W. Prölss
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  1. 1.Institut für Astrophysik und Extraterrestrische ForschungUniversität BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05979-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97123-5
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