ISWI Newsletter - Vol.2 No.49
25 June 2010

Dear ISWI Participant:

The attached pdf is an obituary on Valery Troitskaya (1917-2010) and appeared in AGU Eos
(Vol. 91, No. 16, 20 April 2010).

A large chunk of space weather research involves a global effort to better understand the Earth's magnetosphere and its dynamics. In this regard, her contribution is large. Around the time of IGY, she developed a system of names for different types of magnetic pulsations. She coined the terms "Pc"(pulsation continuous) and "Pi"(pulsation irregular), for example. For more details, see attached pdf.

It is notable that she established several magnetic observatories throughout Russia. So she did not just use data, but she also "delivered" data to the scientific community.

George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) in memory of Valeria Troitskaya, 68 KB pdf, one page, (click )

    NOTE:Regarding the attached document:
  • Copyright 2010 © by the American Geophysical Union. It is reproduced by permission of American Geophysical Union.
  • Citation: Heirtzler, J., M. Kivelson, and K. Nazarova (2010), Valery Troitskaya (1917-2010), Eos Trans. AGU, 91(16), doi:10.1029/2010EO160004.

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