Carl Størmer pp 159-163 | Cite as

Størmer’s Accomplishments: In Retrospect

  • Alv EgelandEmail author
  • William J. Burke
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 393)


During a long lifetime in research Carl Størmer devoted himself to resolving riddles implicit in auroral physics. In doing so he advanced theoretical concepts and made experimental contributions to space research of lasting importance. This chapter comments summarily on his theoretical and experimental auroral work and how contemporary scientists viewed him (Fig. 10.1).


Magnetic Storm Auroral Zone Auroral Form Mirror Particle Auroral Observation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Institute for Scientific ResearchBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

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