A word of explanation. The activity you have been witnessing at this site is due to our decision to present the textbook in the AGU meeting next week (there will be a poster and computer with internet access). Because of this, I have taken the liberty to work on the text during the last ten days or so even during office hours (and I confess that this is why I made the submission in the first place: to be able to work on the text more). We are now back on our normal routine, and you can't expect quite similar activity anymore.
I think I managed to get something done during this time, and I hope you agree. I know that I may have somewhat more positive attitude to the whole project than some other people I know, but it is due to the fact that I don't see so much what we have here just now, but more what the book could be if worked on hard enough. And the work will continue...
I fixed the bad ion outflow page, but then it grew out of my hands. Ok, I won't take it apart until I get some text about higher frequency waves in the first place (this is a start, actually).
Quite a bit of changes in many pages, but the main new page is the one about magnetospheric plasma sources. This means that I also should work on ion outflow page more... I also separated pages for polar wind and polar rain from the polar cap page. A page for enhanced aurora was started.
Also, the main magnetosphere page is rewritten.
The discrete aurora page changed, and separate pages for auroral bulge and omega bands created. Also the arc page somewhat improved, and a skeleton for deformed arcs exists. Page for auroral afternoon spots and sun-aligned arcs started.
Note that the arc page was created during a cleaning up process and is not a "proper" page yet. The text for frictional heating originated from an old work that had nothing to do with web: it contained a lot of equations, and I just dumped selected prose parts with word "friction" into the web page for safekeeping. That is why it was so confusing. Now parts of that text can be found in the incoherent scatter page, and the mentioned arc page. (There is also at least three other pages that should be cleaned that way, about the SAR arcs, low latitude aurorae, and ion outflow.)
I came up with some references about flickering aurora, and I created that page to save them for future use...
Quite a few changes in the pages I have been working on lately, and a new one: coronal holes
I created a new Content page, as both the alphabetic page listing and (especially) the "index" listing were getting seriously out of my hands. At the same time I noted that a couple of pages were not in the lists at all.
Page for sunspots was created.
We apologize the problems you have encoutered lately with our service(s) if you come outside the oulu.fi - domain. The computer centre has some major hardware problems, and also we here in Oulu are not able to connect outside during these problem times. The matter is being investigated (like today, when the connections have been (and will be) down for hours).
We are going to advertise ourselves in the forthcoming AGU Fall Meeting. See our abstract about our service.
Our email address has changed from the firstname.lastname@example.org to a shorter form email@example.com. The new address has been working for some weeks now, and the old address is going to work for some time ahead. However, it will cease to work, eventually, without warning. Please note the new address, and note also that some of our pages still mention the old address. We will correct the pages when there is time...
The pulsating aurora page has finally gotten some text in it. Our students Jouni Jussila and Reijo Manninen are to be thanked for that!
By the way, I started at the same time a project to move textbook pages into subfolders. This is of no interest to you otherwise than that it may result into occasional non-working links. I try to avoid that, of course, but you know how it is...
Page for field line resonances created.
Page for magnetopause started.
Page for black aurora started.
Page for Drifting electron holes started.