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The Resource Carl Størmer : Auroral Pioneer, by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke, (electronic resource)

Carl Størmer : Auroral Pioneer, by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke, (electronic resource)

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Carl Størmer : Auroral Pioneer
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Carl Størmer
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Auroral Pioneer
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by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke
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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{u2019}s magnetic field. His theoretical analyses explained cosmic ray access to the upper atmosphere, 20 years before they were identified by other scientists. Størmer{u2019}s crowning achievement, 2The Polar Aurora,3 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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Astrophysics and Space Science Library,
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393
Carl Størmer : Auroral Pioneer, by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke, (electronic resource)
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Carl Størmer : Auroral Pioneer, by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke, (electronic resource)
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Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Carl Størmer{u2019}s Origins -- 3 Størmer{u2019}s Auroral Studies -- 4 Mother-of-Pearl-, Noctilucent Clouds, Comets and Metors -- 5 Botanical Interests -- 6 Mathematical Analyses -- 7 Cooperation and conflict with Kristian Birkeland -- 8 Størmer the Man -- 9 The Størmer Family -- 10 Størmer{u2019}s Accomplishments: In Retrospect -- 11 Carl Størmer{u2019}s publications, biographies, and other sources. Appendix 1 Størmer{u2019}s Trajectory Analyses -- Appendix 2 Auroral Height and Position Orientations -- Bibliography -- Index of names
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VIII, 195 p. 131 illus., 105 illus. in color.
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