The articles in this volume provide a detailed review of all aspects of the main magnetic field of the Earth produced within the Earth's core: its past history, its long and short term changes, the way it is generated. The book contains the combined knowledge of geomagnetism coming from paleomagnetic and archeomagnetic data, centuries of terrestrial observations and from the past few decades of intensive space observations. There is considerable emphasis on the phenomenology and the physical processes of the evolution of the geomagnetic field on different timescales. The book reports fully on our understanding of the present state of the magnetic field and its expected evolution in the future.
The Earth's magnetic field in the space age.- Introduction to terrestrial magnetism.- Terrestrial magnetism: historical perspectives and future prospects.- Geomagnetic observations for main field studies: from ground to space.- Measuring the Earth's magnetic field from space: Concepts of past, present and future missions.- The magnetic field of the Earth's lithosphere.- Geomagnetic core field secular variation models.- Geomagnetic jerks: Rapid core field variations and core dynamics.- Short timescale core dynamics: theory and observations.- Millennial variations of the geomagnetic field: from data recovery to field reconstruction.- An introduction to data assimilation and predictability in geomagnetism.- Polarity reversals from paleomagnetic observations and numerical dynamo simulations.- Observations and Models of the Long-Term Evolution of Earth's Magnetic Field.- The Magnetic Sun: Reversals and Long-Term Variations.- Magnetic Polarity Transitions and Biospheric Effects.
A comprehensive and up-to-date review of geomagnetism
The first comprehensive review of the geomagnetic field to integrate fully the new space data with data gathered over the centuries on the ground
A book that covers all the timescales in the evolution of the terrestrial magnetic field, its phenomenology and the underlying physical processes