Further Reading

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More readings on Aurora, Geomagnetic Storms, Geomagnetism and Magnetic Fields, Magnetosphere and Ionosphere and Space Weather Impacts on Earth. 

Aurora 

  • Strong, C. L., January 1961. An amateur makes spectra of the aurora and photographs the Sun's 'green flash', Sci. Am., 204, 177-188.

  • Taylor, K., November 2001. Auroras: Earth's grand show of lights, Natl. Geogr., 200, 48-63.

Geomagnetic Storms

  • Burch, J. L., April 2001. The fury of space storms, Sci. Am., 284, 86-94.
  • Cliver, E. W, 1994. Solar activity and geomagnetic storms: The first 40 years, EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union., 75, 569, 574-575.
  • Cliver, E. W, 1994. Solar activity and geomagnetic storms: The corpuscular hypothesis, EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union., 75, 609, 612-613.
  • Cliver, E. W, 1995. Solar activity and geomagnetic storms: From M regions and flares to coronal holes and CMEs, EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union., 76, 75, 83.

Geomagnetism and Magnetic Fields

  • Buffett, B. A., 2000. The Earth's core and the geodynamo, Science, 288, 2007-2012.
  • Busse, F. H., 1983. Magnetohydrodynamics of the Earth's core, Ann. Rev. Earth. Planet. Sci., 11, 241-268.
  • Butler, R. F., 1992. Paleomagnetism, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Boston, MA, 1-319.
  • Cox, A., 1969. Geomagnetic reversals, Science, 163, 237-245.
  • Crangle, J. & Gibbs, M., November 1994. Units and unity in magnetism: A call for consistency, Physics World, 7, 31-32.
  • Glatzmaier, G. A. & Olson, P., April 2005. Probing the geodynamo, Sci. Am., 292, 51-57.
  • Gubbins, D., 1984. The Earth's magnetic field, Contemporary Physics, 25, 269-290.
  • Gubbins, D., May 1996. Which way is north?, Physics World, 9, 39-44.
  • Hill, P., Bankey, V. & Langehheim, V., October 1997. Introduction to potential fields: Magnetics, USGS Fact Sheet, FS-236-95.
  • Jackson, A., Jonkers, A., Murray, A., 1997. Past attractions, Astron. Geophys., 38, 6.10-6.16.
  • Love, J. J., Feb 2008. Magnetic monitoring of Earth and space, Physics Today, 61, 31-37.
  • Love, J. J. & Finn, C. A., 2011. The USGS Geomagnetism Program and its role in space weather monitoring, Space Weather, 9, S07001, doi:10.1029/2011SW000684.
  • Love, J. J., C. A. Finn, Y. C. Gamez Valdez & D. Swann. Magnetic monitoring in Saguaro National Park, USGS Fact Sheet FS-2017-3035.
  • Merrill, R. T. & McFadden, P. L., 1990. Paleomagnetism and the nature of the geodynamo, Science, 248, 345-350.
  • Moffatt, H. K., May 1993. Cosmic dynamos: from alpha to omega, Physics World, 6, 38-42.

Magnetosphere and Ionosphere

  • Akasofu, S. I., Lanzerotti, L. J., December 1975. The Earth's magnetosphere, Physics Today, 28, 28-29
  • Burch, J. L., Alexander, C. J., Angelopoulos, V., Chan, A., Cheng, A. F., Drake, J. F., Foster J. C., Fuselier, S. A., Gibson, S., Kletzing, C., Lu, Gl, Mauk, B. H., McDonald, F. B., Parker, E. N., Schunk, R. W., Zank, G. P., Charo, A., Lewis, W. S. & Fisher, T. M., 2004. Plasma physics of the local cosmos, National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 1-85.
  • Cowley, S. W. H., 1995. The Earth's magnetosphere: A brief beginners guide, EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union., 76, 525-529.
  • Lanzerotti, L. J., Arnoldy, R. L., Bagenal, F., Baker, D. N., Burch, J. L., Foster, J. C., Goode, P. R., Heelis, R. A., Kivelson, M. G., Matthaeus, W. H., McDonald, F. B., Parker, E. N., Reid, G. C., Schunk, R. W., Title, A. M., Charo, A., Lewis, W. S. & Fisher, T. M., 2004. The Sun to the Earth and Beyond, National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 1-177.
  • Lanzerotti, L. J., Arnoldy, R. L., Bagenal, F., Baker, D. N., Burch, J. L., Foster, J. C., Goode, P. R., Heelis, R. A., Kivelson, M. G., Matthaeus, W. H., McDonald, F. B., Parker, E. N., Reid, G. C., Schunk, R. W., Title, A. M., Charo, A., Lewis, W. S. & Fisher, T. M., 2004. Understanding the Sun and Solar System Plasmas, National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 1-40.
  • Roederer, J. G., 1974. The Earth's magnetosphere, Science, 183, 37-46.
  • Russell, C. T., 1991. The magnetosphere. Ann. Rev. Earth. Planet. Sci., 11, 241-268.
  • Van Allen, J. A., March 1959. Radiation belts around the Earth, Sci. Am., 200, 39-47.

Space Weather Impacts on Earth

  • Baker, D. N., 2002. How to cope with space weather, Science, 297, 1486-1487.
  • Behnke, R., Robinson, R., Baker, K., Basu, S., Heckman, G., Holman, A., Bonadonna, M., Bellaire, P., Jay, R., McCoy, R., Zanetti, L., Hesse, M., Williams, E. & Babcock, M., 2000. The National Space Weather Program Implementation Plan, Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, FCM-P21-2000, Washington, DC.
  • Buonsanto, M. J. & Fuller-Rowell, T. J., 1997. Strides made in understanding space weather at Earth, EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union., 78, 6-7.
  • Kappenman, J. L., Zanetti, L. J. & Radasky, W. A., 1997. Geomagnetic storms can threaten electric power grid, Earth in Space, 9, 9-11.
  • Lanzerotti, L. J. & Gregori, G. P., 1986. Telluric currents: The natural environment and interactions with man-made systems, in The Earth's Electrical Environment, National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 232-258.
  • Molinski, T. S., Feero, W. E. & Damsky, B. L., 2000. Shielding grids from solar storms, IEEE Spectrum, 37, 55-60.