Dynamics of the Magnetosphere

Proceedings of the A.G.U. Chapman Conference ‘Magnetospheric Substorms and Related Plasma Processes’ held at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M., U.S.A. October 9–13, 1978

  • S.-I. Akasofu
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Interplanetary Magnetic Field and the Magnetosphere

  3. Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. R. A. Wolf, M. Harel
      Pages 143-163
    3. T. A. Potemra, T. Iijima, N. A. Saflekos
      Pages 165-199
    4. Gordon Rostoker
      Pages 201-211
    5. V. M. Mishin, A. D. Bazarzhapov, G. B. Shpynev
      Pages 249-268
  4. Plasma Processes in the Magnetosphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. K. Schindler
      Pages 311-326
    3. David J. Southwood, William F. Stuart
      Pages 341-355
    4. J. R. Kan, S-I. Akasofu, L. C. Lee
      Pages 357-368
  5. Ring Current Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. G. K. Parks, B. Mauk, C. Gurgiolo, C. S. Lin
      Pages 371-383
    3. Margaret G. Kivelson, Stanley M. Kaye, David J. Southwood
      Pages 385-405
    4. Donald J. Williams
      Pages 407-424
  6. Substorm Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. S.-I. Akasofu
      Pages 447-460
    3. Tetsuya Sato
      Pages 483-495
    4. P. L. Rothwell, G. K. Yates
      Pages 497-518
    5. Akira Hasegawa, Tetsuya Sato
      Pages 529-542
  7. Substorm Processes in the Magnetotail

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. S. M. Krimigis, E. T. Sarris
      Pages 599-630
    3. Robert L. McPherron
      Pages 631-647
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 649-658

About these proceedings


The Los Alamos Chapman Conference on Magnetospheric Substorms and Related Plasma Processes can be considered the fourth in a series devoted to magnetospheric substorms, after the Moscow (1971), Houston (1972), and Bryce Mountain (1974) meetings. The main motivation for organizing the Los Alamos Conference was that magnetospheric substorm studies have advanced enough to the point of bringing experimenters, analysts and theorists together to discuss major substorm problems with special emphasis on theoretical interpretations in terms of plasma processes. In spite of an extremely heavy schedule from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., every session was conducted in an enjoyable and spirited atmosphere. In fact, during one of the afternoons that we had put aside for relaxation, John Winckler led a group of the attendees in a climb to the ceremonial cave of a prehistoric Indian ruin at Bandelier National Monument, near Los Alamos under a crystal blue sky and a bright New Mexico sun. There, they danced as the former dwellers of the pueblo had, perhaps as an impromptu evocation of a magnetospheric event.


Planet Solar wind ionosphere magnetosphere solar transport

Editors and affiliations

  • S.-I. Akasofu
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysical InstituteUniversity of AlaskaFairbanksUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9521-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9519-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • Buy this book on publisher's site