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The environment of the earth.

Author: Francis Delobeau
Publisher: Dordrecht, Reidel [1971]
Series: Astrophysics and space science library, v. 28.
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Among the many works devoted to our space environment, this serious and objective book by Mr. Delobeau should occupy a special place. It is a sign of the times that the results of space research  Read more...


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Delobeau, Francis.
Environment of the earth.
Dordrecht, Reidel [1971]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Delobeau
ISBN: 902770208X 9789027702081
OCLC Number: 10552920
Notes: Translation of L'Environnement de la terre.
Description: ix, 113 pages with illustrations 25 cm.
Contents: I. The Earth in Space.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Historical Survey.- 3. The Structure of the Atmosphere.- 4. The Neutral Gas.- A. Composition.- B. Temperature.- C. Pressure and Density.- 5. The Ionized Gas.- 6. The Van Allen Belts.- 7. The Frontier.- II. The Terrestrial Magnetic Field.- 1. Description of the Earth's Magnetic Field.- A. Study of the Magnetic Field.- B. Geometry of the Magnetic Field.- 2. Electrically Charged Particles and the Magnetic Field.- A. Cyclotron Motion.- B. Particle Drift.- C. Behavior in the Real Magnetic Field.- D. Stoernier: A Precursor.- 3. Electromagnetic Waves in an Ionized Medium and in the Presence of the Earth's Magnetic Field.- A. The Collisionless Medium.- B. The Medium with Collisions.- C. The Real Case.- D. The Whistler Mode.- E. Hydromagnetic Waves.- III. The Terrestrial Ionosphere.- 1. Solar Radiation.- A. The Sun and its Luminous Radiation.- B. The Solar Cycle.- C. Atmospheric Absorption.- 2. Formation of the Ionosphere.- 3. The Lower Ionosphere.- A. The D Region.- B. The E Region.- 4. The High Ionosphere.- A. The F1 Layer.- B. The Lower F2 Layer.- 5. Dynamics of the Ionosphere.- A. Motions of the Neutral Atmosphere.- B. Motions of the Ionized Atmosphere.- IV. The Outer Ionosphere and the Van Allen Belts.- 1. General Considerations.- 2. The Exosphere and the Upper Ionosphere.- A. Neutral Particles.- B. Thermalized Charged Particles.- 3. The Van Allen Belts.- A. Discovery of the Belts.- B. The Inner Belt.- C. The Outer Belt.- D. Artificial Belts.- V. The Borders of the Terrestrial Environment.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The Solar Wind and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field.- 3. The Magnetopause.- 4. The Shock Front.- 5. The Earth's Magnetic Tail.- VI. Disturbances in the Atmosphere.- 1. Electromagnetic Emission from the Active Sun and Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances.- A. Solar Flares.- B. Ionospheric Disturbances.- 2. Corpuscular Emission from the Active Sun.- 3. Solar Cosmic Rays and Polar Cap Absorption.- A. Solar Cosmic Rays.- B. Polar Cap Absorption in the Ionosphere.- 4. Magnetic and Ionospheric Storms.- A. Magnetic Activity.- B. Development of a Magnetic Storm.- C. The Ionospheric Storm.- 5. Polar Aurorae.- 6. Theory of Storms and Aurorae.- A. Statement of the Problem.- B. The Theory of Axford and Hines.- C. Geophysical Consequences.- VII. Micrometeorites.- 1. Micrometeorites and Their Detection.- 2. Meteoritic Astronomy.- 3. The Direct Study of Micrometeorites.- 4. Origin of the Micrometeorites.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science library, v. 28.
Other Titles: Environnement de la terre.


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