This major work offers a critical review of research and progress in the sciences, with emphasis placed on the findings of the past decade. The contributing authors of the 43 chapters, each a recognized authority in his field, were selected for the task of presenting an up-to-date and rounded view of their special area by a distinguished international panel of geophysicists. Research in Geophysics incorporates the results of the IGY (International Geophysical Year) which provided such remarkable stimulus for research activity and progress in the geophysical sciences. Included as well are the results of the greatly intensified research efforts of the past several years. This fundamental assessment of the geophysical sciences considers the major problems confronting the geophysicist. Compelling topics and points of departure for further research are suggested. Extensive references provide a command of the key research literature. The first volume is concerned with the physics, chemistry, and structure of the upper atmosphere, solar activity, solar-terrestrial relationships, and the interplanetary medium. The second volume is concerned with the physics, chemistry, structure, and dynamics of the solid earth, and with the heat and water budget of the earth.
Research in Geophysics should be in every technical collection of importance. The disciplines embraced include the following: solar physics, cosmic rays, ionospheric physics, aurora and airglow, geomagnetism, seismology, oceanography, glaciology, gravimetry, earth tides, geodesy, meteorology, and the atmospheric sciences.