Physics of the Magnetosphere

Based upon the Proceedings of the Conference Held at Boston College June 19–28, 1967

  • Robert L. Carovillano
  • John F. McClay
  • Henry R. Radoski
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Tutorial Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. A. Helliwell
      Pages 106-146
    3. James A. Van Allen
      Pages 147-217
    4. James W. Dungey
      Pages 218-259
  3. Invited Research Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Laurence J. Cahill Jr.
      Pages 263-270
    3. Robert L. Carovillano, John J. Maguire
      Pages 290-300
    4. John R. Spreiter, Alberta Y. Alksne, Audrey L. Summers
      Pages 301-375
    5. Kenneth W. Behannon, Norman F. Ness
      Pages 409-434
    6. C. P. Sonett, D. S. Colburn, R. G. Currie, J. D. Mihalov
      Pages 461-484
    7. Charles F. Kennel, Harry E. Petschek
      Pages 485-513
    8. Martin Walt, William M. MacDonald, William E. Francis
      Pages 534-555
    9. J. W. Freeman Jr., J. J. Maguire
      Pages 586-604
    10. T. J. Birmingham, T. G. Northrop, C.-G. Fälthammar
      Pages 660-677
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 679-686

About these proceedings


This monograph is based upon the proceedings of the Summer Institute, Physics of the Magnetosphere, held on the Boston College campus, lune 19-28, 1967. The pro gram consisted of invited speakers selected by the Editors. An attempt was made to provide comprehensive treatment of all topics of primary relevance to magneto­ spheric physics, but, of course, some areas received greater coverage than others. The first portion of the conference consisted of tutoriallectures, four each, by five distinguished scientists, and these are presented in Part I of the monograph. The artides appearing in Part I were prepared by the Editors from tapes of the actual lectures. Preliminary manuscripts were prepared and each tutoriallecturer was given the opportunity to make changes or improvements that were incorporated into the final manuscript. H. R. Radoski prepared the lectures of Professor Helliwell; 1. F. McClay prepared the lectures of Professor Dessler and the first two of Professor Dungey; and the remaining lectures of Professors Dungey, Parker, and Van Allen were prepared by me. An effort was made for the most part to write each manuscript in the style of the lectures, but the incongruities of spoken English and the number of scribes in the kitchen undoubtedly limited our success. Everyone knows that English is written far better than it is spoken, although for some reason the spoken word is more dear.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Carovillano
    • 1
  • John F. McClay
    • 2
  • Henry R. Radoski
    • 3
  1. 1.Boston CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Space Physics LaboratoryAir Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (OAR)Canada
  3. 3.Weston ObservatoryBoston CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3469-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3467-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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