The Polar Cusp

  • Jan A. Holtet
  • Alv Egeland

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A. D. Johnstone
    Pages 47-65
  3. M. S. Gussenhoven, D. A. Hardy, R. L. Carovillano
    Pages 85-97
  4. K. Henriksen, K. Stamnes, C. S. Deehr, G. G. Sivjee
    Pages 127-135
  5. R. H. Eather
    Pages 149-162
  6. P. E. Sandholt, A. Egeland, J. A. Holtet, B. Lybekk, K. Svenes, S. Åsheim
    Pages 163-175
  7. C.-I. Meng, M. Candidi
    Pages 177-192
  8. W. Baumjohann, E. Friis-Christensen
    Pages 223-234
  9. Annick Berthelier, Christine Machard
    Pages 235-242
  10. T. L. Killeen, R. G. Roble
    Pages 261-278
  11. Edward J. Weber, Jurgen Buchau
    Pages 279-292
  12. J. A. Holtet, S. Aasheim, A. Egeland, P. E. Sandholt
    Pages 323-335
  13. J. C. Foster, J. M. Holt, J. D. Kelly, V. B. Wickwar
    Pages 349-364
  14. P. Stauning, J. K. Olesen, R. T. Tsunoda
    Pages 365-376
  15. Walter J. Heikkila
    Pages 387-395
  16. H. C. Carlson Jr., T. L. Killeen, A. Egeland, D. J. McEwen, R. Heelis, J. D. Kelly et al.
    Pages 397-410
  17. Vytenis M. Vasyliunas
    Pages 411-418
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 419-422

About this book


These proceedings are based upon introductory talks, research reports and discussions from the NATO Advanced Workshop on the "Morphology and Dynamics of the Polar Cusp", held at Lillehammer, Norway, 7-12 May, 1984. The upper atmosphere at high latitudes is called the "Earth's win­ dow to outer space". Through various electrodynamic coupling process­ es as well as through direct transfer of particles many geophysical effects displayed there are direct manifestations of phenomena occurring in the deep space. The high latitude ionosphere will also exert a feedback on the regions of the magnetosphere and atmosphere to which it is coupled, acting as a momentum and energy source and sink, and a source of particles. Of particular interest are the sections of the near space known as the Polar Cusp. A vast portion of the earth's magnetic field envelope is electrically connected to these regions. This geometry results in a spatial mapping of the magnetospheric pro­ cesses and a focusing on to the ionosphere. In the Polar Cusps the solar wind plasma has also direct access to the upper atmosphere. The polar regions are thus of extreme importance when it comes to under­ standing the physical processes in the near space and their effect on our environment. The Introductory Talks given at this workshop provided a common background for discussing and understanding the physics of the Polar Cusp. By this book we will make the information which thus was provid­ ed to the participants of the workshop accessible to a wider audience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jan A. Holtet
    • 1
  • Alv Egeland
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of OsloBlindern,OsloNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8838-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5295-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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