Earth’s Magnetospheric Processes

Proceedings of a Symposium Organized by the Summer Advanced Study Institute and Ninth ESRO Summer School, Held in Cortina, Italy, August 30-September 10, 1971

  • B. M. McCormac
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Magnetospheric Structure and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lawrence D. Kavanagh Jr.
      Pages 3-15
    3. Carl-Gunne Fälthammar
      Pages 16-28
    4. Vytenis M. Vasyliunas
      Pages 29-38
    5. Christopher T. Russell
      Pages 39-50
  3. Magnetospheric Particles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. James I. Vette
      Pages 53-67
    3. A. C. Durney, G. E. Morfill
      Pages 101-106
    4. D. E. Page, V. Domingo
      Pages 107-114
    5. D. Hovestadt, E. Achtermann, B. Ebel, B. Häusler, G. Paschmann
      Pages 115-119
    6. Willi Riedler
      Pages 133-140
    7. D. A. Bryant, G. M. Courtier, G. Bennett
      Pages 141-146
    8. J. R. Burrows, I. B. McDiarmid, Margaret D. Wilson
      Pages 153-167
    9. S. B. Mende, R. H. Eather
      Pages 179-186
  4. Magnetic Fields and Currents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Norman F. Ness
      Pages 189-199
    3. J. W. Dungey
      Pages 210-220
  5. Electric Fields and Plasma Convection

  6. Acceleration and Diffusion

  7. Magnetospheric Substorms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Michel P. Aubry
      Pages 357-364
    3. Edward W. Hones Jr.
      Pages 365-378
    4. G. R. Pilkington
      Pages 391-399
  8. Summary and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Billy M. McCormac
      Pages 409-411
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 413-419

About these proceedings


This book contains the lectures presented at the Summer Advanced Institute and Ninth ESRO Summer School which was held in Cortina, Italy, during the period August 30 through September 10, 1971. One hundred seventy-nine persons from eight­ een different countries attended. The authors and the publisher have made a special effort for rapid publication of an up-to-date status of the particles, fields, and processes in the earth's magnetosphere, which is an ever changing area. Special thanks are due to the lecturers for their diligent preparation and excellent presentations. The individual lectures and the published papers were deliberately limited; the author's cooperation in conforming to these specifications is greatly appreciated. The contents of the book are organized by sub­ ject area rather than in the order in which papers were presented during the Institute/ School. Many thanks are due to Drs J. Ronald Burrows, James W. Dungey, Harry Elliot, Roger Gendrin, Edward W. Hones, Jr. , Reimar Liist, and J. Ortner who served as session chairmen during the Institute and contributed greatly to its success by skill­ fully directing the discussion period in a stimulating manner after each lecture. Many persons contributed to the success of the Institute/School. The co-chairman, Dr Reimar Liist, was most helpful during all phases of the preparation and planning. Drs J. Ronald Burrows, Harry Elliot, Carl-Gunne Fiilthammar, M. Giorgi, J. Ortner, J. R. U. Page, Alois Schardt, James A. Van Allen, and Martin Walt were especially helpful in preparing the technical program.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. M. McCormac
    • 1
  1. 1.Lockheed Palo Alto Research LaboratoryPalo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2898-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2896-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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