Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy

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Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy

Contributions from 52 active researchers in the three disciplines explain such topics as blizzards, current sheets, flux Richardson number, gravitational instability, lepton, multicell storms, polar dunes, skip fading, and type Ia supernovae. The entries are generally one or two paragraphs, and often contain relevant formulae or equations. There is no index or bibliography.

Book Description
The Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy provides a lexicon of terminology covering fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, relativity, geophysics, meteorology, Newtonian physics, and oceanography. Authors and editors often assume - incorrectly - that readers are familiar with all the terms in professional literature. With over 4,000 definitions and 50 contributing authors, this unique comprehensive dictionary helps scientists to use terminology correctly and to understand papers, articles, and books in which physics-related terms appear.