© 1985

Solar System Magnetic Fields

  • E. R. Priest

Part of the Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs book series (GAAM, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. E. R. Priest
    Pages 1-24
  3. D. J. Southwood
    Pages 25-36
  4. B. Roberts
    Pages 37-79
  5. A. W. Hood
    Pages 80-120
  6. Stanley W. H. Cowley
    Pages 121-155
  7. N. O. Weiss
    Pages 156-171
  8. H. K. Moffatt
    Pages 172-189
  9. Steven J. Schwartz
    Pages 190-223
  10. Frances Bagenal
    Pages 224-256
  11. A. D. Johnstone
    Pages 257-283
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 285-291

About this book


In September 1984 a Summer School on Solar System Plasmas was held at Imperial College with the support of the Science and Engineering Research Council. An excellent group of lecturers was assembled to give a series of basic talks on the various aspects of the subject, aimed at Ph. D. students or researchers from related areas wanting to learn about the plasma physics of the solar system. The students were so appreciative of the lectures that it was decided to write them up as the present book. Traditionally, different areas of solar system science, such as solar and magnetospheric physics, have been studied by separate communities with little contact. However, it has become clear that many common themes cut right across these distinct topics, such as magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and waves, magnetic reconnect ion , convection, dynamo activity and particle acceleration. The plasma parameters may well be quite different in the Sun's atmosphere, a cometary tailor Jupiter's magnetosphere, but many of the basic processes are similar and it is by studying them in different environments that we come to understand them more deeply. Furthermore, direct in situ measurements of plasma properties at one point in the solar wind or the magnetosphere complement the more global view by remote sensing of a similar phenomenon at the Sun.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. R. Priest
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Andrews UniversityScotland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Solar System Magnetic Fields
  • Editors E.R. Priest
  • Series Title Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2137-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-277-2138-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5482-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 292
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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