The Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Dynamics, Processes and Monitoring

  • Vladimir Bychkov
  • Gennady Golubkov
  • Anatoly Nikitin

Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. G. V. Golubkov, M. G. Golubkov, G. K. Ivanov
    Pages 1-67
  3. A. A. Lushnikov, V. A. Zagaynov, Yu. S. Lyubovtseva
    Pages 69-95
  4. V. M. Sorokin, V. M. Chmyrev
    Pages 97-146
  5. Yu. M. Mikhailov, V. D. Kuznetsov, C. Ferencz, L. Bodnar, V. E. Korepanov, G. A. Mikhailova et al.
    Pages 147-173
  6. V. L. Bychkov, A. I. Nikitin, G. C. Dijkhuis
    Pages 201-373
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 375-375

About this book


The main topics of the book are the analysis of reactions in the atmosphere-ionosphere system and the influence of natural and technogenic processes on them. The book also examines a range of related research from an international field. In all, the volume covers the dynamics of atmospheric aerosols; the dynamics of an ionosphere and atmosphere; elementary processes in the upper atmosphere and an ionosphere; electromagnetic and optical phenomena in atmosphere, including long-lived and plasma objects; and Information systems of environment monitoring and prevention of incidents.

The text aims to reveal the interrelations of the dynamics of various atmospheric layers, as well as discovering the parameters of the atmosphere and ionosphere and establishing the role of various physical factors in the phenomena. The goal is to forecast the dynamics of environment in the development of external perturbations. The book is of interest to a wide range of researchers, as it has major implications in various fields of science and technology such as air and space travel.

Key themes: atmosphere, ionosphere, ball lightning, aerosols, dynamic processes, electrodynamic coupling, „Compass 2" satellite

Vladimir L. Bychkov is a leading researcher at the Department of Physics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has 35 years of experience in plasma physics studies, the physics of elementary processes, gas discharges, plasma chemistry and ball lightning.

Gennady V. Golubkov is a leading scientist at the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has 40 years of experience in quantum scattering theory, the theory of atom-molecular processes, and of low temperature plasma.

Anatoly I. Nikitin is a principle researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics in Moscow. He has 45 years of experience in quantum electronics research, chemical physics, plasma physics and chemistry, and ball lightning.


Aerosol Aerosol physics Atmospheric physics Ball lightning Ionosphere Plasmoid atmosphere spheric

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Bychkov
    • 1
  • Gennady Golubkov
    • 2
  • Anatoly Nikitin
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac. PhysicsLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoskvaRussian Federation
  2. 2.Semenov Inst. Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation
  3. 3.Inst. Energy Problems of Chemical, PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow regionRussian Federation

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