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Origins of magnetospheric physics

Author: James A Van Allen
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : An expanded edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Van Allen, James A. (James Alfred), 1914-2006.
Origins of magnetospheric physics.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004058853
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Van Allen
ISBN: 9780877459217 0877459215
OCLC Number: 646887856
Description: 1 online resource (143 pages)
Contents: Preface to the Paperback Edition; Preface to the 1983 Edition; Acknowledgments; I. Scientific Heritage; II. The U.S. Program of Rocket Flights of Scientific Equipment; III. Rockoon Flights from Baffin Bay to the Ross Sea; IV. Remarks on the Period 1946-57; V. Plans for Scientific Work with Artificial Satellites of the Earth; Sputnik I; VII. Discovery of the Inner Radiation Belt of the Earth- Explorers I and III; VIII. The Argus Tests; IX. Early Confirmations of the Inner Radiation Belt and Discovery of the Outer Radiation Belt- Explorer IV and Pioneers I, II, III, IV, and V X. Related Work with Sputniks II and III and Luniks I, II, and IIIXI. Second Generation Investigations and Advances in Physical Interpretation; Appendix A; Appendix B; Bibliography
Responsibility: James A. Van Allen.

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