By Alv Egeland,William J. Burke
This biography summarizes the seminal contributions to auroral and area technological know-how of Carl Størmer (1874 - 1957). He was once the 1st to boost exact photographic tips on how to calculate heights and morphologies of various auroral types in the course of 4 sun cycles. Størmer independently devised numerical innovations to figure out the trajectories of high-energy charged debris allowed and forbidden within the Earth’s magnetic box. His theoretical analyses defined cosmic ray entry to the higher surroundings, twenty years ahead of they have been pointed out via different scientists. Størmer’s crowning success, “The Polar Aurora,” released while he was once eighty one years previous, stands to this present day as an often mentioned consultant in graduate-level classes on area physics.
The authors current the lifetime of this prodigious scientist when it comes to the cultural lifetime of early twentieth century in Norway and to the advance of the distance sciences within the post-Sputnik era.
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Carl Størmer: Auroral Pioneer: 393 (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) by Alv Egeland,William J. Burke