Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Principles and Theoretical Foundations Based Upon the Proceedings of the Theory Institute Held at Boston College, August 9–26, 1982

  • R. L. Carovillano
  • J. M. Forbes
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 104)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. R. L. Carovillano
      Pages 1-9
  3. Solar System Magnetohydrodynamics: Concepts and Basic Equations

    1. George L. Siscoe
      Pages 11-100
  4. Solar and Interplanetary Physics

  5. Magnetospheric Physics

    1. Vytenis M. Vasyliunas
      Pages 243-254
    2. Vytenis M. Vasyliunas
      Pages 255-260
    3. T. W. Hill
      Pages 261-302
    4. William J. Burke, Michael Heinemann
      Pages 393-424
    5. A. Hasegawa
      Pages 425-452
    6. W. J. Hughes
      Pages 453-477
    7. Vytenis M. Vasyliunas
      Pages 479-492
    8. Patricia H. Reiff
      Pages 493-522
  6. Upper Atmospheric Physics

    1. Arthur D. Richmond
      Pages 523-607
    2. R. W. Schunk
      Pages 609-676
    3. Jeffrey M. Forbes
      Pages 733-752
    4. Thomas E. Cravens
      Pages 805-824
    5. Thomas E. Cravens
      Pages 825-844
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 845-859

About these proceedings


The Theory Institute in Solar-Terrestrial Physics was held at Boston College 19-26 August 1982. The program consisted of a two-week School followed by the first theory conference in the field. This book is based upon the lectures presented at the School. Several years ago there was a convergence of efforts to promote the role of theory in space plasma physics. Reports from the National Academy of Sciences and NASA advisory committees documented the disciplinary maturity of solar-terrestrial physics and recommended that theorists play a greater role in the continued development of the field. The so-called theory program in solar-terrestrial physics was established by NASA in 1979 and implemented in accordance with the guidelines set forth by a panel of scientists, primarily theorists, in the field. The same panel motivated the Boston College program. Published proceedings of the school would provide curricular materials for the training of graduate students in solar-terrestrial physics. J.M. Forbes, T.E. Holzer, A.J. Hundhausen, A.D. Richmond, and G.L. Siscoe were the principal architects of the curriculum of the School, and I am grateful for their contributions. Each also lectured at the School. The chapters in this book were prepared by the authors themselves with one exception. The chapters by Parker are edited reproductions of his lectures. Unfortunately, it is our loss that the lectures of Holzer and Hundhausen are not included in the book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. L. Carovillano
    • 1
  • J. M. Forbes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7196-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7194-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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