Carl Størmer: Auroral Pioneer

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Springer Science & Business Media, 20. okt. 2012 - 195 sider
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This biography summarizes the seminal contributions to auroral and space science of Carl Størmer (1874 - 1957). He was the first to develop precise photographic methods to calculate heights and morphologies of diverse auroral forms during four solar cycles. Størmer independently devised numerical techniques to determine the trajectories of high-energy charged particles allowed and forbidden in the Earth’s magnetic field. His theoretical analyses explained cosmic ray access to the upper atmosphere, 20 years before they were identified by other scientists. Størmer’s crowning achievement, “The Polar Aurora,” published when he was 81 years old, stands to this day as a regularly cited guide in graduate-level courses on space physics.

The authors present the life of this prodigious scientist in relation to the cultural life of early 20th century in Norway and to the development of the space sciences in the post-Sputnik era.

 

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Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Carl Størmers Origins
9
Chapter 3 Størmers Auroral Studies
29
Chapter 4 MotherofPearl and Noctilucent Clouds Comets and Meteors
109
Chapter 5 Botanical Interests
115
Chapter 6 Mathematical Contributions
119
Chapter 7 Cooperation and Conflict with Kristian Birkeland
129
Chapter 8 Størmer the Man
135
Chapter 9 The Størmer Family
147
Chapter 10 Størmers Accomplishments In Retrospect
159
Chapter 11 Carl Størmers Publications Biographies and Other Sources
165
Appendixes
175
Bibliography
189
Index
192
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Alv Egeland is an Emeritus Professor Professor in space physics/cosmic physics at the University of Oslo. He was Director of the Norwegian Institute of Cosmic Physics 1968-72. Prof. Egeland received several awards including The Order of Merit in Gold from the King of Norway, in 2002, and is author or co-author of 17 books.
Dr. William J. Burke got his Ph.D. in 1971 from MIT. During his scientific career he lead several teams for satellite experiments. He authored or co-authored about 300 scientific publications.

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