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Exploring the secrets of the aurora / by Syun-Ichi Akasofu

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Creatore: Akasofu, Syun-Ichi Visualizza persona
Titolo: Exploring the secrets of the aurora / by Syun-Ichi Akasofu
Link to work: Exploring the secrets of the aurora Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2002
Estensione: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 235 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Tipo formato: computer
Tipo contenuto: text
Tipo supporto: online resource
Disciplina: 538/.768
Titolo uniforme di collana: Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 278.
Genere/Forma: Electronic books
Classificazione: 38.71
Classificazione LOC: QC971 .A42 2002eb
Contenuto supplementare: Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216) and indexes.
Nota di contenuto: Search for the unknown quantity in the solar wind -- Confronting paradigms: aurora research during the early space age -- Realizing the dream of our pioneers: polar magnetic substorms and the associated current system -- Is the earth's dipole really off-centered and inclined? : planetary magnectic fields -- Myth of the emerging flux tubes: sunspots and solar flares -- Synthesis of the four major disciplines: predicting geomagnetic storms as a space weather project -- Beyond the inner heliosphere: the magnetic field structure of the outer heliosphere: a three-dimensional model.
Restrizioni accesso: Access is restricted to users affiliated with licensed institutions.
Sommario/riassunto: Prominent progress in science is inevitably associated with controversies. Thus, young researchers, in particular, have to learn how to persevere during the period of controversy and struggle for acceptance. Unfortunately, the skills needed are not taught in textbooks or monographs, which mostly describe the consensus of contemporary experts. This book, which is based on my own experiences as a scientist, describes the history of the progress made in auroral science and magnetospheric physics by providing examples of ideas, controversies, struggles, acceptance, and success in some instances. Although no general methodology (if any exists) is mentioned, I hope that the reader will learn about the history of progress in auroral science and examples (right or wrong) of dealing with the controversies.
Collana: Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 278
ISBN: 0306479702
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 004608284
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Collocazione: Electronic access
Lo trovi qui: New York University
Altra ed. diverso supporto: Print version: Akasofu, Syun-Ichi. Exploring the secrets of the aurora. Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2002 (DLC) 2002072491