Physics of the Solar Corona: An Introduction with Problems and Solutions / Edition 1

Physics of the Solar Corona: An Introduction with Problems and Solutions / Edition 1

by Markus Aschwanden
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540307656

ISBN-13: 9783540307655

Pub. Date: 03/21/2006

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

A thorough introduction to solar physics based on recent spacecraft observations. The author introduces the solar corona and sets it in the context of basic plasma physics before moving on to discuss plasma instabilities and plasma heating processes. The latest results on coronal heating and radiation are presented. Spectacular phenomena such as solar flares and

Overview

A thorough introduction to solar physics based on recent spacecraft observations. The author introduces the solar corona and sets it in the context of basic plasma physics before moving on to discuss plasma instabilities and plasma heating processes. The latest results on coronal heating and radiation are presented. Spectacular phenomena such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections are described in detail, together with their potential effects on the Earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540307655
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
03/21/2006
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 2005. 2nd printing 2006
Pages:
908
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.37(d)

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Table of Contents

Thermal Radiation.- Hydrostatics.- Hydrodynamics.- Magnetic Fields.- Magneto-Hydrodynamics (MHD).- MHD Oscillations.- Propagating MHD Waves.- Coronal Heating.- Magnetic Reconnection.- Particle Acceleration.- Particle Kinematics.- Hard X-Rays.- Gamma-Rays.- Radio Emission.- Flare Plasma Dynamics.- Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs).

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