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Magnetic Fields in the Solar System : Planets, Moons and Solar Wind Interactions


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Scientific summary of the German Priority Program "PlanetMag.- Modelling the Interior Dynamics of Gas Planets.- Global geomagnetic field reconstructions from centuries to excursions.- Sub-decadal and decadal variations in Earth core flow models for 1957 to 2008.- Laboratory experiments and numerical simulations on magnetic instabilities.- Modeling magnetospheric fields in the Jupiter system.- Empirical models of currents in terrestrial planetary magnetospheres and their response to solar wind dynamics.- Kinetic Simulations of the Particle Acceleration at Mercury.- Physical processes in the dusty plasma of the Enceladus plume.- The ionospheric current system and its contributions to the Earth's magnetic field.- Climatology of vertical plasma flow in the terrestrial cusp region: seasonal and IMF dependence.- The crustal magnetic field of Mars.- Magnetic signatures of terrestrial meteorite impact craters: A summary.- Magnetic

Properties of the Iron-Nickel System: Pressure, Composition and Grain Size.

About the Author

Hermann Luhr was Professor of Geophysics at Technical University Braunschweig and Senior Scientist at Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany. He has been (Co-) PI of several research projects and space missions, served on various committees and has won a series of prestigious prizes. His scientific interests include geomagnetism, magnetospheric/ionospheric physics, plasma physics, current systems, upper atmosphere, space weather, and instrument development.

Johannes Wicht is a research staff member at MPS Goettingen, Germany.

Stuart Gilder is Professor of Geophysics at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Before arriving in Germany he served as Director of the Geomagnetic Observatories of the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France. His research interests mostly focus on paleomagnetism and the effects o

f high pressures on magnetic properties using the diamond anvil cell.

Matthias Holschneider is Professor of applied Mathematics at the University of Potsdam, Germany and Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Dynamics of Complex Systems (DYCOS).


"This book summarizes work done in the programme 'PlanetMag', sponsored by a German research foundation. It discusses observation and modelling of magnetic fields, or processes strongly influenced by magnetism, within different environments in the Solar System. ... I would recommend this book as a well-referenced and up-to-date summary of research related to planetary magnetism and magnetosphers." (Nick Achilleos, The Observatory, Vol. 139 (1268), February, 2019)

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