The Physics of Solar Flares

The Physics of Solar Flares

by Einar Tandberg-Hanssen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521115523

ISBN-13: 9780521115520

Pub. Date: 07/23/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Few phenomena have stirred the imaginations of solar scientists as much as the explosive energy of solar flares. In The Physics of Solar Flares, first published in 1988, Einar Tandberg-Hanssen and A. Gordon Emslie approach this subject by drawing heavily on experimental data from the Solar Maximum Mission, as well as other ground-based and space-borne instruments.

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Few phenomena have stirred the imaginations of solar scientists as much as the explosive energy of solar flares. In The Physics of Solar Flares, first published in 1988, Einar Tandberg-Hanssen and A. Gordon Emslie approach this subject by drawing heavily on experimental data from the Solar Maximum Mission, as well as other ground-based and space-borne instruments. The data are incorporated into many theoretical investigations. The authors put the main emphasis on understanding the underlying physical processes. Starting from the language of physics, the authors guide the reader into the more specialised concepts of solar physics. The book is divided into two main parts: four chapters set the essentials of physics needed to attack the complexities of flare phenomena, and then a further four treat different aspects of the phenomena. This important book is aimed primarily at beginning graduate students who are assumed to have knowledge of basic physics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521115520
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/23/2009
Series:
Cambridge Astrophysics Series, #14
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Units, constants and symbols; Preface; 1. An overview of the solar flare phenomenon; 2. Flare spectroscopy; 3. Elements of flare magnetohydrodynamics; 4. Flare plasma physics; 5. Radiative processes in the solar plasma; 6. Pre-flare conditions; 7. The impulsive phase; 8. the gradual phase; 9. Coronal mass ejections; Epilogue; References; Author index; Subject index.

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