New Eyes to See Inside the Sun and Stars: Pushing the Limits of Helio- and Asteroseismology with new Observations from the Ground and from Space Proceedings of the 185th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Kyoto, Japan, August 18-22 / Edition 1

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The continuing success of helio- and asteroseismology in studying the internal structure and dynamics of the Sun, and of other single stars, has been highlighted in recent years by many topical meetings. The present Proceedings document the first Seismology symposium ever held in conjunction with an IAU General Assembly. This substantially influenced the layout of the scientific programme and demonstrates the vitality of this field of astronomy.
The invited reviews are intended to address an audience that includes many non-specialists. Therefore, this volume is particularly valuable as an introduction to the general concepts of the field, and for conveying the excitement that comes with discussions of the most recent observational and theoretical results. There are two chapters on the many facets of asteroseismology, which also compare solar and stellar achievements.
A major focus of the symposium was the new developments resulting from the observations of unprecedented quality obtained from global multi-site networks, and especially from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SoHO, currently continuing its observations from the Lagrangian point L1. From the center of the Sun to its outer layers, the reader will learn how modern diagnostic techniques reveal the inextricable links between the complex structure of the interior and atmosphere of our nearest star.
The book is recommended for undergraduates, postgraduates, and professionals with a strong interest in modern developments in astrophysics.

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Editorial Reviews

The invited reviews are intended to be accessible to people who know little or nothing about the techniques or what they reveal about the internal structure and dynamics of stars, including our Sun; most of the some 120 offerings however are contributed short posters, so neophytes are on their own. The sections cover the global structure and evolution of the solar and stellar interiors, solar convection and variation in irradiance, the large-scale and small-scale structure of the Sun, astroseismology, and the solar atmosphere. Among the topics of invited papers are reducing helioseismic data, inversion methods, local properties of the Sun's seismic events, the seismology of the ZZ Ceti stars, new observations of pulsations of OB stars, and the new chromosphere. A synthesis and summary of the meeting concludes the collection. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792350750
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/31/1998
  • Series: International Astronomical Union Symposia Series, #185
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 1.19 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. I. Global Structure and Evolution of the Solar and Stellar Interior. II. Solar Convection and Variation of Irradiance. III. Large-Scale Structure of the Sun. IV. Solar Small-Scale Structure. V. Asteroseismology I. VI. Asteroseismology II. VII. The Solar Atmosphere. VIII. Synthesis of Solar-Stellar Seismology - Meeting Summary. Index.

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