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The formation of ionospheric physics – confluence of traditions and threads of continuity

10 May 2021

This paper examines how ionospheric physics emerged as a research speciality in Britain, Germany, and the United States in the first 4 decades of the 20th century. It argues that the formation of this discipline can be viewed as the confluence of four deep-rooted traditions in which scientists and engineers transformed, from within, research areas connected to radio wave propagation and geomagnetism.


The formation of ionospheric physics – confluence of traditions and threads of continuity
Aitor Anduaga
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 12, 57–75, https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-12-57-2021, 2021

Contact: Aitor Anduaga (a.anduaga@ikerbasque.org)

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