Solar Astrophysics

Solar Astrophysics

by Peter V. Foukal
     
 

This revised edition describes our current understanding of the sun — from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right up to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, and the evolution of solar instruments. This account now

Overview

This revised edition describes our current understanding of the sun — from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right up to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, and the evolution of solar instruments. This account now includes the most up- to-date implementation of modern solar instruments in facilities on the ground and in space. The revised book now also provides an overview of recent results on "space weather" and on sun - climate relations, both of which are fields of increasing societal importance.

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From the Publisher

“A valuable resource for academic libraries.  Summing Up: Highly recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.”  (Choice, 1 December 2013)

“The revised book now also provides an overview of recent results on “space weather” and on sun-climate relations, both of which are fields of increasing societal importance.”  (ETDE Energy Database, 1  July 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527411740
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
490
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Peter V. Foukal is the Founder and past-President of Cambridge Research and Instrumentation, Inc. He holds a BSc.in Physics from McGill University and a PhD in Astrophysics from Manchester University, UK.

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