Hydromagnetic waves in the magnetosphere and the ionosphere
 Author/Creator
 Alperovich, Leonid S.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 [New York] : Springer, c2007.
 Physical description
 xxii, 426 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
 Series
 Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 353.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Fëdorov, Evgeny N.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 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 ULFWAVES ON THE GROUND AND IN SPACE. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 The physical pattern. 3.3 ULFwaves 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 FieldLine Resonance (FLR) frequencies. 5.5 FLRequations. 5.6 FLRfield structure. 5.7 Global and surface oscillation modes. 5.8 Uncoupled Alfven and FMSmodes. 5.9 Coupling of Alfven and FMSwaves. 5.10 Summary. 6 FLR IN PLASMA CONFIGURATIONS. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 2D inhomogeneous plasma. Uniform magnetic field. 6.3 MHDwaves in a curvilinear magnetic field. 6.4 FLR in the dipole geomagnetic field. 6.5 Numerical simulation. 6.6 Summary. 7 MHDWAVES 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 Smallscale perturbations. 7.8 Numerical examples. 7.9 Discussion. 8 PROPAGATION of MHDBEAMS. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Coordinate dependencies. 8.3 Small distances. 8.4 Large distances. 8.5 Summary. 9 INHOMOGENEOUS IONOSPHERE. 9.1 Quasistationary approximation. 9.2 Numerical modeling. 9.3 Experimental verification of the MHDwave polarization. 10 EFFECTIVE CONDUCTIVITY of a CLOUDY IONOSPHERE. 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 Existing theories. 10.3 Inhomogeneous plasma. 10.4 Discussion. 11 ULFSOUNDING OF MAGNETOSPHERE AND EARTH. 11.1 Introduction. 11.2 Inverse problem of FLR. 11.3 Groundbased magnetotelluric sounding. 11.4 The satellite electromagnetic sounding of Earth. 12 MHDWAVE EXPOSURE ON THE IONOSPHERE. 12.1 The Doppler effect provoked by an MHDwave. 12.2 TEC modulation by an MHDwave. 13 MHDWAVE GENERATION BY HFHEATING. 13.1 Introduction. 13.2 Ionospheric heating. 13.3 Kinetics of the Elayer in a strong HFwave. 13.4 Ionospheric conductivity. 14 ACTIVE CLOUD RELEASES AND MHDEMISSION. 14.1 Introduction. 14.2 MHDpulse initiation. 15 MHD AFTEREFFECTS OF A SOUND IMPACT. 15.1 Foundation of the theory. 15.2 Acoustic shock. Experiment. References. Index. List of Notations.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This book deals with UltraLowFrequency (ULF)  electromagnetic waves observed on the Earth and in Space. These are socalled geomagnetic variations or pulsations. Alfven's discovery related to the influence of the strong magnetic field on the conducting fluids (magnetohydrodynamics) led to development of the concept that the ULFwaves are magnetospheric magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)waves. MHDwaves at their propagation gather information about the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and the ground. There are two applied aspects based on using the ULF electromagnetic oscillations. The first one is the groundbased diagnostics of the magnetosphere. This is an attempt to monitor in the real time the magnetosphere size, distance to the last closed fieldlines, distribution of the cold plasma, etc. The second one is the deep electromagnetic sounding of the Earth. The basis for these studies is the capability of any electromagnetic wave to penetrate a conductor to a finite depth. The ULFwaves can reach the depth of a few hundred kilometers. Thus, geophysicists now have a unique tool that can be applied to study the solid Earth as well as its gasplasma shells  the ionosphere and magnetosphere. This book integrates topics pertaining to all scales of the MHDwaves, emphasizing the linkages between the ULFwaves below the ionosphere on the ground and magnetospheric MHDwaves. It will be most helpful to graduate and postgraduate students, familiar with advanced calculus, who study the science of MHDwaves in the magnetosphere and ionosphere.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2007
 Responsibility
 Leonid S. Alperovich, Evgeny N. Fedorov.
 Series
 Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 353
 ISBN
 9781402066368
 1402066368
 9781402066375
 1402066376