Andrew F. Nagy Originally published in the journal Space Science Reviews, Volume 139, Nos 1a4. DOI: 10. 1007/s11214-008-9353-0 Ac Springer Science+Business Media B. V. 2008 Keywords Aeronomy The term aaeronomya has been used widely for many decades, but its origin has mostly been lost over the years. It was introduced by Sydney Chapman in a Letter to the Editor, entitled aSome Thoughts on Nomenclaturea, in Nature in 1946 (Chapman 1946). In that letter he suggested that aeronomy should replace meteorology, writing that the word ameteor is now irrelevant and misleadinga. This proposal was apparently not received with much support so in a short note in Weather in 1953 Chapman (1953)wrote: aIf, despite its obvious convenience of brevity in itself and its derivatives, it does not commend itself to aeronomers, I think there is a case for modifying my proposal so that instead of the word being used to signify the study of the atmosphere in general, it should be adopted with the restricted sense of the science of the upper atmosphere, for which there is no convenient short word. a In a chapter, he wrote in a 1960 book (Chapman 1960), he give his nal and de nitive de nition, by stating that aAeronomy is the science of the upper region of the atmosphere, where dissociation and ionization are importanta. The Workshop on aComparative Aeronomya was held at ISSI during the week of June 25a29, 2007.2005). The emission represented a minimum production and loss of a¼ 4 A 1034 O over a time interval of three months (an ... The magnetometer on Cassini detected perturbations in Saturna#39;s field which suggested that ion formation wasanbsp;...
|Author||:||Andrew F. Nagy, Andre Balogh, Thomas E. Cravens, Michael Mendillo, Ingo Müller-Wodarg|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-12-31|