Proceedings of the Plasma Space Science Symposium

Held at the Catholic University of America Washington, D.C., June 11–14, 1963

  • C. C. Chang
  • S. S. Huang
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Welcoming Address

    1. William J. Mcdonald
      Pages 1-2
  3. Welcoming Address on Behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  4. Solar Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. H. W. Babcock
      Pages 7-23
    3. G. E. Moreton
      Pages 24-37
  5. Interplanetary Plasma and Cosmic Rays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Conway W. Snyder, Marcia Neugebauer
      Pages 67-90
    3. L. Biermann
      Pages 91-98
    4. K. W. Ogilvie
      Pages 115-135
  6. Magnetosphere, Magnetopause and Trapped Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. H. Alfvén, L. Danielsson, C.-G. Fälthammar, L. Lindberg
      Pages 145-159
    3. J. W. Dungey
      Pages 160-169
    4. L. R. Davis
      Pages 212-226
  7. Miscellaneous Geophysical and Lunar Phenomena

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 333-377

About these proceedings


Space, whether interplanetary or interstellar, is filled with plasma or ionized gas. The success of space exploration must count heavily on the study and understanding ofthe plasma. With this view, the Symposium ofPlasma Space Science was held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Goddard Space Flight Center, June 11-14, 1963. The symposium was organized by Dr. C. C. Chang as director and Dr. Y. C. Whang as assistant director. The proceedings consist of four parts. The first part describes the solar phenomena: solar magnetic field, flare, atmosphere, cosmic rays, radiation, etc. The second part deals with the solar wind or interplanetary plasma. This includes both theoretical treatment and experimental measurements of Mariner H. The third part is concen­ trated on magnetosphere, with the measurements on trapped radiation from natural sources and high altitude thermonuclear explosions, and particularly with the magnetopause. The fourth and last part includes the ring current, geomagnetic storms, the aurora, the ionosphere and lunar surface phenomena. There was round table discussion in each session. Many interesting comments and stimulating arguments emerged from the floor and are included in the Proceedings.


space science

Editors and affiliations

  • C. C. Chang
    • 1
  • S. S. Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Space Science and Applied PhysicsCatholic University of AmericaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1965
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7544-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7542-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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