Hydromagnetic Waves in the Magnetosphere and the Ionosphere by Leonid S. AlperovichHydromagnetic Waves in the Magnetosphere and the Ionosphere by Leonid S. Alperovich

Hydromagnetic Waves in the Magnetosphere and the Ionosphere

byLeonid S. Alperovich, Evgeny N. Fedorov

Paperback | November 25, 2010

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Here is a fascinating text that integrates topics pertaining to all scales of the MHD-waves, emphasizing the linkages between the ULF-waves below the ionosphere on the ground and magnetospheric MHD-waves. It will be most helpful to graduate and post-graduate students, familiar with advanced calculus, who study the science of MHD-waves in the magnetosphere and ionosphere. The book deals with Ultra-Low-Frequency (ULF)-electromagnetic waves observed on the Earth and in Space.
Title:Hydromagnetic Waves in the Magnetosphere and the IonosphereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 8.78 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:November 25, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048176867

ISBN - 13:9789048176861

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Preface. Introduction. 1 PARTIALLY IONIZED PLASMA. 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 Comments on the plasma dynamics. 1.3 Electromagnetic field equations. 1.4 Dielectric permeability and conductivity. 1.5 Dispersion equation. 2 ELECTRODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF SPACE. 2.1 The solar wind and the Earth's magnetosphere. 2.2 Ionosphere. 2.3 Atmosphere. 2.4 Summary. 3 ULF-WAVES ON THE GROUND AND IN SPACE. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 The physical pattern. 3.3 ULF-waves on the ground and in space. 4 MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC WAVES. 4.1 MHD equations. 4.2 Homogeneous plasma. 4.3 Inhomogeneous plasma. 5 HYDROMAGNETIC RESONATORS. 5.1 Model and basic equations. 5.2 Dungey's problem. 5.3 Explicit eigenmodes. 5.4 Field-Line Resonance (FLR) frequencies. 5.5 FLR-equations. 5.6 FLR-field structure. 5.7 Global and surface oscillation modes. 5.8 Uncoupled Alfvén and FMS-modes. 5.9 Coupling of Alfvén and FMS-waves. 5.10 Summary. 6 FLR IN PLASMA CONFIGURATIONS. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 2D inhomogeneous plasma. Uniform magnetic field. 6.3 MHD-waves in a curvilinear magnetic field. 6.4 FLR in the dipole geomagnetic field. 6.5 Numerical simulation. 6.6 Summary. 7 MHD-WAVES IN LAYERED MEDIA. 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Model and basic equations. 7.3 Atmospheric and ground fields. 7.4 `Thin' ionosphere. 7.5 Homogeneous magnetosphere. 7.6 Propagation along a meridian. 7.7 Small-scale perturbations. 7.8 Numerical examples. 7.9 Discussion. 8 PROPAGATION of MHD-BEAMS. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Coordinate dependencies. 8.3 Small distances. 8.4 Large distances. 8.5 Summary. 9 INHOMOGENEOUS IONOSPHERE. 9.1 Quasi-stationary approximation. 9.2 Numerical modeling. 9.3 Experimental verification of the MHD-wave polarization. 10 EFFECTIVE CONDUCTIVITY of a CLOUDY IONOSPHERE. 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 Existing theories. 10.3 Inhomogeneous plasma. 10.4 Discussion. 11 ULF-SOUNDING OF MAGNETOSPHERE AND EARTH. 11.1 Introduction. 11.2 Inverse problem of FLR. 11.3 Ground-based magnetotelluric sounding. 11.4 The satellite electromagnetic sounding of Earth. 12 MHD-WAVE EXPOSURE ON THE IONOSPHERE. 12.1 The Doppler effect provoked by an MHD-wave. 12.2 TEC modulation by an MHD-wave. 13 MHD-WAVE GENERATION BY HF-HEATING. 13.1 Introduction. 13.2 Ionospheric heating. 13.3 Kinetics of the E-layer in a strong HF-wave. 13.4 Ionospheric conductivity. 14 ACTIVE CLOUD RELEASES AND MHD-EMISSION. 14.1 Introduction. 14.2 MHD-pulse initiation. 15 MHD AFTER-EFFECTS OF A SOUND IMPACT. 15.1 Foundation of the theory. 15.2 Acoustic shock. Experiment. References. Index. List of Notations.