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The Earth’s Plasmasphere

A CLUSTER and IMAGE Perspective

  • F. Darrouzet
  • J. De Keyser
  • V. Pierrard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iv
  2. James L. Burch, C. Philippe Escoubet
    Pages 1-2
  3. Fabien Darrouzet, Johan De Keyser, Viviane Pierrard
    Pages 3-5
  4. Johan De Keyser, Donald L. Carpenter, Fabien Darrouzet, Dennis L. Gallagher, Jiannan Tu
    Pages 7-53
  5. Fabien Darrouzet, Dennis L. Gallagher, Nicolas André, Donald L. Carpenter, Iannis Dandouras, Pierrette M. E. Décréau et al.
    Pages 55-106
  6. Hiroshi Matsui, John C. Foster, Donald L. Carpenter, Iannis Dandouras, Fabien Darrouzet, Johan De Keyser et al.
    Pages 107-135
  7. Arnaud Masson, Ondrej Santolík, Donald L. Carpenter, Fabien Darrouzet, Pierrette M. E. Décréau, Farida El-Lemdani Mazouz et al.
    Pages 137-191
  8. Viviane Pierrard, Jerry Goldstein, Nicolas André, Vania K. Jordanova, Galina A. Kotova, Joseph F. Lemaire et al.
    Pages 193-229
  9. Bodo W. Reinisch, Mark B. Moldwin, Richard E. Denton, Dennis L. Gallagher, Hiroshi Matsui, Viviane Pierrard et al.
    Pages 231-261
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 263-296

About this book


The Earth's Plasmasphere reviews the state of the art in plasmaspheric science based on the modern observations provded by ESA's CLUSTER and NASA's IMAGE spacecraft.  The plasmasphere, discovered at the beginning of the space age, has remained largely unexplored territory. Now, with innovative observational techniques, new light is being shed on this key region of the magnetosphere. This book sketches the emerging overall picture of a highly structured plasma, sculpted by the ever-changing electromagnetic fields that result from the interaction of the solar wind with the magnetosphere.

The Earth's Plasmasphere, written by an international group of scientists representative of the world-wide community, is aimed at researchers and graduate students with an interest in magnetospheric physics, space plasma physics and geophysics.


ESA CLUSTER Mission Inner Magnetosphere Magnetospheric Physics NASA IMAGE mission Plasma Plasmasphere CLUSTER Plasmasphere Image Plasmasphere measurements Space Plasma Physics cluster plasma physics satellite satellite plasma observations space plasma observations

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Darrouzet
    • 1
  • J. De Keyser
    • 1
  • V. Pierrard
    • 1
  1. 1.Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA)BrusselsBelgium

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