Exploring the Secrets of the Aurora

Second Edition

  • Syun-Ichi Akasofu

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 278)

About this book

Introduction

This new edition of Exploring the Secrets of the Aurora is based on the author's own experiences as a scientist. It describes the history of progress made in auroral science and magnetospheric physics by providing examples of ideas, controversies, struggles, acceptance, and success.

Although no general methodologies are mentioned, the hope is that the reader will learn about the history of progress in auroral science and examples of dealing with the many controversies. This book aims to help young scientific researchers learn how to persevere during periods of controversy and struggles for acceptance.

In this second edition, by utilizing multiple examples, Akasofu is successful in demonstrating the importance and usefulness of Synthesis.

"Probably the book's most valuable contribution to the history of space physics is precisely the narration of the discovery of substorms.---The book has special features.---Akasofu's coverage of the history of pre-space age solar-terrestrial relations is the most comprehensive among books on the subject known to me.---It is a unique mix of science, history, philosophy, and exhortation."

-George Siscoe, Center for Space Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA

Keywords

Akasofu Aurora Exploring Storm Weather Wind space weather synthesis

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  • Syun-Ichi Akasofu

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    Bibliographic information

    • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-45097-1
    • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
    • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
    • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
    • Print ISBN 978-0-387-45094-0
    • Online ISBN 978-0-387-45097-1
    • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
    • About this book