Ion Acceleration in the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere

Ion Acceleration in the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere

Editor(s): Tom Chang, M. K. Hudson, J. R. Jasperse, R. G. Johnson, P. M. Kintner, M. Schulz

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875900636

Online ISBN: 9781118664216

DOI: 10.1029/GM038

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 38.

This past onescore years had seen substantial progress in understanding the nature of the plasma domains which play critical roles in the dynamics of the ionosphere and magnetosphere: the diverse auroral plasmas including the striking inverted-V events, the polar cusp and polar wind, the plasmasphere, the bow shock, the magnetotail, the plasma sheet and its boundary and earthward extension. On the other hand, with only a few exceptions, analytic descriptions of the various plasma phenomena that are relevant to the real geometry and physics of the geoplasma environment are generally inadequate.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Introduction

  2. Part 2: High Latitude Processes

    1. Transport of Accelerated Low-Energy Ions in the Polar Magnetosphere (pages 56–60)

      J. L. Horwitz, M. Lockwood, J. H. Waite, T. E. Moore, C. R. Chappell and M. O. Chandler

    1. Ion Energization in Upwelling Ion Events (pages 61–66)

      J. H. Waite, T. E. Moore, M. O. Chandler, M. Lockwood, A. Persoon and M. Suguira

  3. Part 3: Plasma Sheet and Boundary Layer Processes

  4. Part 4: Equatorial Region Processes

  5. Part 5: Active Processes

    1. Argon Ions Injected Parallel and Perpendicular to the Magnetic Field (pages 201–205)

      R. E. Erlandson, L. J. Cahill, C. Pollock, R. L. Arnoldy, J. LaBelle, P. M. Kintner and T. E. Moore

  6. Part 6: Laboratory Processes

  7. Part 7: Microscopic Processes

  8. Part 8: Macroscopic Processes

  9. Part 9: Summary

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