Physics of the Solar Corona and Transition Region: Part II Proceedings of the Monterey Workshop, held in Monterey, California, August 1999

Physics of the Solar Corona and Transition Region: Part II Proceedings of the Monterey Workshop, held in Monterey, California, August 1999

by Oddbjorn Engvold
     
 

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The Sun's magnetic field is responsible for the spectacularly dynamic and intricate phenomenon that we call the corona. The past decade has seen an enormous increase in our understanding of this part of the solar outer atmosphere, both as a result of observations and because of rapid advances in numerical studies. The YOHKOH satellite has observed the Sun now for over

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The Sun's magnetic field is responsible for the spectacularly dynamic and intricate phenomenon that we call the corona. The past decade has seen an enormous increase in our understanding of this part of the solar outer atmosphere, both as a result of observations and because of rapid advances in numerical studies. The YOHKOH satellite has observed the Sun now for over six years, producing spectacular sequences of images that convey the complexity of the corona. The imaging and spectroscopic instruments on SOHO have added information on the cooler part of the corona. And since April of 1998 TRACE has given us very high resolution images of the 1-2 MK corona, at cadences that allow detailed observations of field oscillations, loop evolution, mass ejecta, etc.
This volume contains papers contributed to a workshop (held in August 1999 in Monterey, California) that was dedicated to an exploration of the most recent results on the solar corona, as well as on the transition region and low solar wind. The diverse presentations at the meeting revolved around one key theme: the entire outer atmosphere of the Sun is intrinsically dynamic, evolving so rapidly that even the concept of a single local temperature for a single fluid often breaks down. Moreover, the corona is an intrinsically nonlinear and nonlocal medium. These aspects are discussed in these proceedings that include both papers that review recent developments (both based on observations and on theoretical/numerical modeling), and original research papers based on observations from many different observatories.
The papers presented at the meeting add up to such a volume that they are distributed over two Topical Issues of Solar Physics (December 1999 and April 2000), which are reprinted in these bound volumes, of which this is the second.

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Thirty papers comprise one of the two volumes which resulted from the August 1999 workshop. The papers revolve around one key theme: the entire outer atmosphere of the sun is intrinsically dynamic, evolving so rapidly that even the concept of a single local temperature for a single fluid often breaks down. In addition, the corona is an intrinsically nonlinear and non-local medium. Topics of the papers include: aspects of three-dimensional magnetic reconnection; long- lived coronal loops observed by TRACE; high-resolution observations of plasma jets in the solar corona; time variability of EUV brightenings in coronal loops observed by TRACE; radio versus EUV/X-ray observations of the solar atmosphere; and measuring the physical properties of the solar corona: results from SUMER/SOHO and TRACE. Reprinted from , v.190, nos.1-2, 1999. The CD-ROM contains electronic addenda which can be read using any Web browser. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789401038461
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/30/2014
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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