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In this work, Dr. Gill looks at the study of oceanic and atmospheric circulations. He explains how atmospheric and oceanic circulations are ultimately driven by solar energy, and covers the study of observed distributions of physical quantities, including temperature The author argues that, after four decades of debate about the interaction of solar wind with the magnetosphere, it is time to get back to basics. Starting with Newton's law, this book also examines Maxwell's equations and subsidiary equations such as continuity, constitutive relations and the Lorentz transformation, Helmholtz' theorem, and Poynting's theorem, among other methods for understanding this interaction. Includes chapters on prompt particle acceleration to high energies, plasma transfer event, and the low latitude boundary layer. More than 200 figures illustrate the text, which includes a color insert. Read more... Prologue -- Historical introduction -- Approximate methods -- Helmholtz's theorem -- Poynting's energy conservation theorem -- Magnetopause -- High altitude cusps -- Low-latitude boundary layer -- Driving the plasma sheet -- Magnetospheric substorms -- Epilogue
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