Climate Extremes

Geophysical Monograph Series

Book 226
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Over a half century of exploration of the Earth’s space environment, it has become evident that the interaction between the ionosphere and the magnetosphere plays a dominant role in the evolution and dynamics of magnetospheric plasmas and fields. Interestingly, it was recently discovered that this same interaction is of fundamental importance at other planets and moons throughout the solar system. Based on papers presented at an interdisciplinary AGU Chapman Conference at Yosemite National Park in February 2014, this volume provides an intellectual and visual journey through our exploration and discovery of the paradigm-changing role that the ionosphere plays in determining the filling and dynamics of Earth and planetary environments. The 2014 Chapman conference marks the 40th anniversary of the initial magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling conference at Yosemite in 1974, and thus gives a four decade perspective of the progress of space science research in understanding these fundamental coupling processes. Digital video links to an online archive containing both the 1974 and 2014 meetings are presented throughout this volume for use as an historical resource by the international heliophysics and planetary science communities.

Topics covered in this volume include:

  • Ionosphere as a source of magnetospheric plasma
  • Effects of the low energy ionospheric plasma on the stability and creation of the more energetic plasmas
  • The unified global modeling of the ionosphere and magnetosphere at the Earth and other planets
  • New knowledge of these coupled interactions for heliophysicists and planetary scientists, with a cross-disciplinary approach involving advanced measurement and modeling techniques

Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Solar System is a valuable resource for researchers in the fields of space and planetary science, atmospheric science, space physics, astronomy, and geophysics.

Read an interview with the editors to find out more:
https://eos.org/editors-vox/filling-earths-space-environment-from-the-sun-or-the-earth

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S.-Y. Simon Wang, Utah State University, USA

Jin-Ho Yoon, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Christopher C. Funk, United States Geological Survey, USA

Robert R. Gillies, Utah State University, USA

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John Wiley & Sons
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Jun 15, 2017
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Pages
400
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9781119068037
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English
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Science / Earth Sciences / Geology
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Book 228
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Volume highlights include:

A good compilation of real world case studies elaborating on the survey experiences and best practices associated with flood damage data collection, storage and analysis, that can help strategize flood risk mitigation in an efficient manner Valuable contributions covering different flooding phenomena such as riverine and mountain floods, different spatial level of analysis from local to global scales, and different stakeholders perspectives, e.g. public decision makers, researchers, private companies Contributions from leading experts in the field, researchers and practitioners, including civil protection actors working at different spatial and administrative level, insurers and professionals working in the field of natural hazards mitigation

Flood Damage Survey and Assessment: New Insights from Research and Practice will be a valuable resource to all earth scientists, hydrologists, meteorologists, geologists, geographers, civil engineers, insurers and policy decision makers.

Read an interview with the editors to find out more:
https://eos.org/editors-vox/the-value-of-disaster-damage-data

Book 229
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Volume highlights include:

Contributions to the global debate on water-energy-food nexus Examples of the nexus approach in practice from different regions of the world Perspectives on the future of the nexus agenda

Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Theories and Practices is a valuable resource for students, research scholars and professionals in academic institutions with strong interests in interdisciplinary research involving geography, earth science, environmental science, environmental management, sustainability science, international development, and ecological economics. The volume will also be useful for professionals, practitioners and consultants in /NGOs, government, and international agencies.

Read an interview with the editors to find out more:
https://eos.org/editors-vox/working-towards-a-sustainable-future

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