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The Solar Corona / Edition 2
     

The Solar Corona / Edition 2

by Leon Golub, Jay M. Pasachoff
 

ISBN-10: 052188201X

ISBN-13: 9780521882019

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Intended for graduate students and astronomers seeking an introduction to coronal physics, this textbook strikes a balance between the observational and theoretical aspects of the subject. This second edition takes into account the major observational and theoretical developments of recent years to provide an up-to-date treatment of our understanding of the solar

Overview

Intended for graduate students and astronomers seeking an introduction to coronal physics, this textbook strikes a balance between the observational and theoretical aspects of the subject. This second edition takes into account the major observational and theoretical developments of recent years to provide an up-to-date treatment of our understanding of the solar corona. After reviewing the latest observations of the solar corona, the authors explain how the studies have advanced and shaped our understanding of coronal physics. The textbook introduces a wide variety of exciting physics, including dynamo theory and magnetohydrodynamics, and shows how the transient effects of the solar cycle affect space weather. Each subject area is introduced using basic physics, and refers readers to fundamental papers on the topic, key new studies in each area, and extensive discussions in recent review articles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521882019
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Brief history of coronal studies; 3. The coronal spectrum; 4. The solar cycle; 5. Ground-based observations; 6. Observations from space: I. The first 4 decades; 7. Activity of the inner corona; 8. Observations from space: II. Recent missions; 9. The solar wind; 10. Solar flares and coronal mass ejections; Notes; References; Index.

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