The Resource Aurora : Observing and Recording Nature's Spectacular Light Show, by Neil Bone, (electronic resource)

Aurora : Observing and Recording Nature's Spectacular Light Show, by Neil Bone, (electronic resource)

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Aurora : Observing and Recording Nature's Spectacular Light Show
Title
Aurora
Title remainder
Observing and Recording Nature's Spectacular Light Show
Statement of responsibility
by Neil Bone
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The uniquely beautiful light display of an aurora is the result of charged particles colliding with tenuous atmospheric oxygen and nitrogen, more than 60 miles above the Earth, when the magnetosphere is disturbed by changes in the solar wind. Often - and incorrectly - regarded as being confined to high northern and southern latitudes, major auroral displays are visible from even the southern USA and the south of England, and occur perhaps twenty times in each eleven-year sunspot cycle. Major auroral storms always cause great interest and excitement in the media, and of course provide practical astronomers with the opportunity to study and image them. This book describes the aurora from the amateur observational viewpoint, discusses professional studies of auroral and geomagnetic phenomena to put amateur work in context, and explains how practical observers can go about observing and recording auroral displays
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Is Subseries of
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Bone, Neil
Dewey number
  • 538.768
  • 538/.768
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series,
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  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Label
Aurora : Observing and Recording Nature's Spectacular Light Show, by Neil Bone, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes Bibliography (p. 177) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Atmospheric Phenomena -- Causes of the Aurora -- Auroral Forecasting -- Observing the Aurora -- Historical Aurorae and More Recent Events -- Aurora Elsewhere -- Early observers and theorists of the aurora classed it along with other atmospheric phenomena as a “meteor.” In common with many of his other ideas that remained unchallenged until well into the sixteenth century, Aristotle’s fourth century BC view of these events being the result of ignition of rising vapors belowthe innermost celestial sphere prevailed for some time. An alternative, proposed by the Roman philosopher Seneca in his Questiones Naturales, was that aurorae were flames viewed through chasmata—cracks in the heavenly firmament. -- Noctilucent Clouds and other Phenomena
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2007.
Extent
1 online resource (192 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281107787
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-68469-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000401684
  • (EBL)336665
  • (OCoLC)191448398
  • (SSID)ssj0000107648
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11133207
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000107648
  • (PQKBWorkID)10014965
  • (PQKB)10231814
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-68469-7
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC336665
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000401684
Label
Aurora : Observing and Recording Nature's Spectacular Light Show, by Neil Bone, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes Bibliography (p. 177) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Atmospheric Phenomena -- Causes of the Aurora -- Auroral Forecasting -- Observing the Aurora -- Historical Aurorae and More Recent Events -- Aurora Elsewhere -- Early observers and theorists of the aurora classed it along with other atmospheric phenomena as a “meteor.” In common with many of his other ideas that remained unchallenged until well into the sixteenth century, Aristotle’s fourth century BC view of these events being the result of ignition of rising vapors belowthe innermost celestial sphere prevailed for some time. An alternative, proposed by the Roman philosopher Seneca in his Questiones Naturales, was that aurorae were flames viewed through chasmata—cracks in the heavenly firmament. -- Noctilucent Clouds and other Phenomena
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2007.
Extent
1 online resource (192 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281107787
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-68469-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000401684
  • (EBL)336665
  • (OCoLC)191448398
  • (SSID)ssj0000107648
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11133207
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000107648
  • (PQKBWorkID)10014965
  • (PQKB)10231814
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-68469-7
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC336665
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000401684

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