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Upper Atmosphere Research in Antarctica

Upper Atmosphere Research in Antarctica

L. J. Lanzerotti (Editor), C. G. Park (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66475-9

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

264 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 29.

This is a second volume in the American Geophysical Union's notable series on antarctic research that is devoted to upper-atmosphere research. The first volume, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, was published in 1965 and was a collection of IGY?]related papers edited by A. H. Waynick.

The present volume consists of seven technical papers sandwiched between an introduction by L. J. Lanzerotti and C. G. Park and a final chapter on the early history of upper-atmosphere physics research in Antarctica. This volume is timely, first, because it describes present research activities and their much increased sophistication in the last decade and, second, because the historical account brings to light much important research hitherto unpublished.

The Antarctic Research Series
Board of Associate Editors iii

Laurence M. Gould v

L. J. Lanzerotti and C. G. Park vii

1. Introduction
L. J. Lanzerotti and C. G. Park 1

2. Cosmic Rays
M. A. Pomerantz 12

3. Energetic Particle Precipitation From the Magnetosphere
T. J. Rosenberg and J. R. Barcus 42

4. Very Low Frequency Radio Waves in the Magnetosphere
C. G. Park and D. L. Carpenter 72

5. Controlled Wave-Particle Interaction Experiments
R. A. Helliwell and J. P. Katsufrakis 100

6. Studies of Geomagnetic Pulsations
L. J. Lanzerotti 130

7. Recent Progress in Antarctic Auroral Studies
S.-I. Akasofu 157

8. Antarctic Ionospheric Research
J. R. Dudeney and W. R. Piggott 200

9. Early History of Upper Atmospheric Physics Research in Antarctica
C. Stewart Gillmor 236

Glossary 263