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Van Allen, James A. (James Alfred) 1914-2006

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Works: 238 works in 327 publications in 1 language and 6,181 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Biography  History 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: QB502, 523.2
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924 elementary problems and answers in solar system astronomy by James A Van Allen ( )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This challenging collection of problems is organized into seven carefully crafted, thoughtful chapters on the Sun and the nature of the solar system; the motion of the planets; the Sun, Earth, and Moon; the sky as observed from the rotating, revolving Earth; other planets, their satellites, their rings; asteroids, comets, and meteoroids; and the radiations and telescopes. From question 1, "List characteristics of the solar system that are major clues in devising a hypothesis of its origin and evolution," through question 924, "Give a brief list of the contributions of radio and
Origins of magnetospheric physics by James A Van Allen ( )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early in 1958, instruments on the space satellites Explorer I and Explorer III revealed the presence of radiation belts, enormous populations of energetic particles trapped in the magnetic field of the earth. Originally published in 1983 but long out of print until now, Origins of Magnetospheric Physics tells the story of this dramatic and hugely transformative period in scientific and Cold War history. Writing in an accessible style and drawing on personal journals, correspondence, published papers, and the recollections of colleagues, James Van Allen documents a trail-blazing era in space hi
Pioneer, first to Jupiter, Saturn, and beyond by Richard O Fimmel ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific uses of earth satellites by James A Van Allen ( Book )
22 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of 33 papers presented at the 10th anniversary meeting of the Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel, Jan. 26-27, 1956, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Cf. Pref. to 1st ed
Cosmic rays, the sun, and geomagnetism : the works of Scott E. Forbush by Scott E Forbush ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A durable reduction of cosmic ray intensity in the outer heliosphere by James A Van Allen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research in space physics at the University of Iowa annual report for 1982 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The magnetospheres of eight planets and the moon by James A Van Allen ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satellites 1958, alpha and gamma: high intensity radiation research and instrumentation by IGY World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites ( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The edge of the polar plateau for galactic cosmic rays and their charged albedo by James A Van Allen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary problems and answers in solar system astronomy by James A Van Allen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radiation belts around the earth by James A Van Allen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The magnetospheres of eight planets and the moon : Nansen Memorial Lecture 10 October 1990 by James A Van Allen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The modern saga of planetary exploration by James A Van Allen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entry of low-energy solar protons into the earth's magnetotail by Nicolaos A Saflekos ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The access of low-energy solar protons (E sub p> 0.3 MeV) from the interplanetary medium into the earth's magnetotail was studied using observations obtained by Explorers 33, 34, and 35 over a 4.5 year period. Emphasis is on events whose intensity-time profiles exhibit sharply defined discontinuities observed by at least one of the three spacecraft in the interplanetary medium and another within the magnetotail
Findings on Rings and Inner Satellites of Saturn by Pioneer 11 by James A Van Allen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The introductory part of this paper gives a short account of the theory of absorption by planetary rings and satellites of energetic charged particles that are trapped in a planet's magnetic field and describes the observable consequences of such absorption processes. The University of Iowa observations of absorption features during Pioneer 11's passage through Saturn's inner radiation belt on 1 September 1979 are critically reanalyzed and related to other evidence on rings and inner satellites, especially that from Voyagers 1 and 2. It is found: (a) that satellites 1979 S1, 1979 S2, and 1980 S3 are almost certainly identical; (b) that 1979 S4 appears to be the shadow of an otherwise unreported satellite of radius <or approx = 25 km at an orbital radius of 151,300 + or - 80 km and at a longitude between 195 deg and 208 deg at JED 244 4118.25654; (c) that 1979 S5 and two other nearby absorption features and 1979 S6 and one other nearby absorption feature are probably caused by longitudinal and radial structure of Ring F; and (d) that absorption feature 1979 S3 at 169,300 + or - 600 km is identified with Ring G. (Author)
The correlation of x-ray radiation (2-12 Å) with microwave radiation (10.7 cm) from the non-flaring sun by M. Jean Gibson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The present paper utilizes (a) an extended, homogeneous body of solar x-ray observations (2 - 12 A) by University of Iowa equipment on the earth-orbiting satellite Explorer 33 and the moor-orbiting satellite Explorer 35 for 734 days during the period 1 July 1966 to 25 December 1968 and (b) the 10.7 cm (2800 MHz) daily solar radio flux values of the Algonquin Radio Observatory. The specific purposes of the work are to establish the relationship between daily average values of the x-ray and radio fluxes from the whole disc of the non-flaring sun and to consider the significance of the relationship
James Van Allen the first eight billion miles by Abigail Foerstner ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of influential physicist James Van Allen, focusing on his lengthy career, contributions to the study of astronomy, research with the "Pioneer" missions, correspondence and publications, and other related topics
Alpha particle emissivity of the moon : an observed upper limit by Richard S Yeh ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By means of observations with the moon-orbiting spacecraft Explorer 35 during 1967-1968, we find it unlikely that the alpha particle emissivity of the moon is greater than 0.064/square centimeters sec sr to the minus 1 and exceedingly unlikely that it is greater than 0.128, these values being respectively 0.1 and 0.2 of provisional estimates by Kraner et al. in 1966. This result implies that the abundance of 92U238 in the outer crust (nearly equal to a few meters in thickness) of the moon is very much less than that typical of the earth's lithosphere, though it is consistent with the abundance of 92U238 in terrestrial basalt or in chrondritic meteorites. (Author)
Heliocentric radial dependence of galactic cosmic ray intensity to and beyond 3.3 A.U. by James A Van Allen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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