Author : A.D.M. Walker
Description:Solar-terrestrial physics deals with phenomena in the region of space between the surface of the Sun and the upper atmosphere of the Earth, a region dominated by matter in a plasma state. This area of physics describes processes that generate the solar wind, the physics of geospace and the Earths magnetosphere, and the interaction of magnetospheric processes with the upper atmosphere. Such processes are important for energy transfer between the Sun and the terrestrial environment. Many of these processes are mediated by long period wave phenomena, which are usually treated by magnetohydrodynamic methods. In this book the author provides the theoretician and experimentalist with a coherent account of the important theoretical ideas that underpin current understanding of ultra-low-frequency wave phenomena in solar-terrestrial physics, and that may be used to address future problems. Brief accounts of observational results are included, as well as appendices describing some key mathematical techniques and magnetic field properties in detail Written in a concise and clear manner, this book will prove valuable reading for advanced graduate students whilst active researchers in space plasma physics, solar physics, geophysics, planetary science and astrophysics in need of a source of detailed information will also appreciate this work.