The Solar Wind and the Earth (Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs)
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The Solar Wind and the Earth (Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs)

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Astrophysics,
  • Solar-terrestrial phenomena,
  • Astronomy - General,
  • Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Science / Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Science,
  • Atmosphere, Upper

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Edition Notes

ContributionsS.I. Akasofu (Editor), Y. Kamide (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9096674M
ISBN 109027724725
ISBN 109789027724724

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The solar winds ejected by the sun's corona or center are highly charged magnetic particles that travel through the atmosphere at km per second. While each planet is protected by a magnetic field that deflects these charged volatile solar winds, the earth’s convenient position away form the sun is also a factor that keeps us protected. The solar wind is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun, called the plasma mostly consists of electrons, protons and alpha particles with kinetic energy between and 10 composition of the solar wind plasma also includes a mixture of materials found in the solar plasma: trace amounts of heavy ions and atomic nuclei C, N, O, Ne, Mg, Si. As a star, the sun is continuously emitting an enormous amount of energy 33 into space, up to as much as 3. 9 X 10 erg/ s. This energy emission consists of three modes. Almost all the energy is emitted in the form of the familiar black-body radiation, commonly called sunlight. Although the amount. The Solar Wind was a great start of the three book series. Book 1 continues into book 2. Normally I do not read sci-fi but this was a great book to start with. The setting and story line kept me interested the whole way. There were great twists and turns. Sometimes there were part that were really detailed so I need to read those parts over/5(28).

'Solar Wind', the book, is a collection of Jones's artwork for UK publishers, such as Sphere, Granada, and Futura, during the interval - Jones's art for the sf and fantasy market was more figurative and less focused on technical realism than that of his contemporaries, such as Chris Foss, Michael Whelan, Chris Moore, and Angus McKie/5(6).   Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA’s new page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites. The book is available now in hardcover and . The solar wind is a continuous outward flow of ionized gas (plasma) from the corona of the Sun, which extends beyond the Earth. 's orbit and into interstellar space. Measurements from space probes since — the date of its first direct detection — show that its velocity at the Earth's orbit varies between and km/sec ( and mi/sec).   Everything you could want to know about our home planet, Earth. When it comes to astronomical subjects for videos, I don't think you could ask for a .

The way on which solar wind 'plasma' invades the Earth's magnetic field and seeps into the inner regions where the van Allen radiation belts are located, is not very well known. Also, in the direction opposite the Sun, the Earth's magnetic field is pulled way out into interplanetary space making it look like a comet. The NASA spacecraft mission Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) has revealed what happens to the turbulent energy that is created when solar wind collides with the Earth’s magnetic energy forms into high-speed electron jets as the moving electric charge breaks down and reconnects. This type of magnetic reconnection occurs throughout the universe, and understanding the process as it. John T. Gosling, in Encyclopedia of the Solar System (Second Edition), The Solar Wind is a plasma, that is, an ionized gas, that permeates interplanetary space. It exists as a consequence of the supersonic expansion of the Sun's hot outer atmosphere, the solar corona. The solar wind consists primarily of electrons and protons, but alpha particles and many other ionic species are also. Print book: EnglishView all 1 The Sun's Spots and Flares.- 2 Solar Wind and Heliosphere.- 3 Cosmic Rays and Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere.- 4 The Earth as a Magnet.- 5 The Magnetosphere.- 6 Plasma Populations in the Magnetosphere.- 7 The Ionosphere.- 8 The Aurora.- 9 The Role of Magnetospheric Substorms in Magnetosphere-Ionosphere.