The Magnetodiscs and Aurorae of Giant Planets

  • Karoly Szego
  • Nicholas Achilleos
  • Chris Arridge
  • Sarah Badman
  • Peter Delamere
  • Denis Grodent
  • Margaret Galland Kivelson
  • Philippe Louarn

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. Karoly Szego, Nicholas Achilleos, Chris Arridge, Sarah V. Badman, Peter Delamere, Denis Grodent et al.
    Pages 1-3
  3. Margaret Galland Kivelson
    Pages 5-21
  4. P. A. Delamere, F. Bagenal, C. Paranicas, A. Masters, A. Radioti, B. Bonfond et al.
    Pages 51-97
  5. Sarah V. Badman, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, Marina Galand, Sébastien L. G. Hess, Norbert Krupp, Laurent Lamy et al.
    Pages 99-179
  6. Philippe Louarn, Nicolas Andre, Caitriona M. Jackman, Satoshi Kasahara, Elena A. Kronberg, Marissa F. Vogt
    Pages 181-227
  7. Nicholas Achilleos, Nicolas André, Xochitl Blanco-Cano, Pontus C. Brandt, Peter A. Delamere, Robert Winglee
    Pages 229-299
  8. C. S. Arridge, M. Kane, N. Sergis, K. K. Khurana, C. M. Jackman
    Pages 301-333

About this book


Readers will find grouped together here the most recent observations, current theoretical models and present understanding of the coupled atmosphere, magnetosphere and solar wind system. The book begins with a general discussion of mass, energy and momentum transport in magnetodiscs. The physics of partially ionized plasmas of the giant planet magnetodiscs is of general interest throughout the field of space physics, heliophysics and astrophysical plasmas; therefore, understanding the basic physical processes associated with magnetodiscs has universal applications. The second chapter characterizes the solar wind interaction and auroral responses to solar wind driven dynamics. The third chapter describes the role of magnetic reconnection and the effects on plasma transport. Finally, the last chapter characterizes the spectral and spatial properties of auroral emissions, distinguishing between solar wind drivers and internal driving mechanisms. The in-depth reviews provide an excellent reference for future research in this discipline.


Mass transport giant magnetodiscs Magnetic reconnection Solar wind interaction with Jupiter Solar wind interaction with Saturn Giant magnetospheres auroral physics Satellite magnetosphere coupling Kelvin-Helmholtz instability at magnetopause boundary Magnetic flux circulation Plasma injections in giant magnetodiscs Ionospheric response to auroral forcing

Editors and affiliations

  • Karoly Szego
    • 1
  • Nicholas Achilleos
    • 2
  • Chris Arridge
    • 3
  • Sarah Badman
    • 4
  • Peter Delamere
    • 5
  • Denis Grodent
    • 6
  • Margaret Galland Kivelson
    • 7
  • Philippe Louarn
    • 8
  1. 1.and Nuclear PhysicsKFKI Research Institute for ParticleBudapestHungary
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LancasterLancasterUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LancasterLancasterUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Geophysical Inst, Univ of AlaskaFAIRBANKSUSA
  6. 6.Universite de LiegeLiegeBelgium
  7. 7.University of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  8. 8.IRAPToulouseFrance

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