The Sun and the Heliosphere as an Integrated System / Edition 1

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This book, for the first time, ties together physical processes across the full scale of the heliosphere. It is about the natural connections that exist between the various parts of the system. Therefore, it is mainly cast in terms of those mechanisms and phenomena rather than individual missions in space. However, to give credit, this has only been possible because of the existence of a fleet of deep space missions such as Ulysses, SOHO, and the Voyagers. It is only with them working in concert that a real understanding of the physics can be, and has been achieved.

There are fourteen chapters in the book written by top scientists from around the world. The level of presentation is very high but the authors were given enough space to present understandable introductions, physical discussions, and extensive bibliographies.

The audience for this book consists of graduate students and researchers in astronomy as well as specialists in solar physics and interplanetary plasma physics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402028304
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/3/2004
  • Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, #317
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 429
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- 1 Hydrogen Walls: Mass Loss of Dwarf Stars and the Young Sun; Jeffrey L. Linsky, Brian E. Wood.- 2 The Heliospheric Interface: Models and Observations; Vladislav V. Izmodeno.- 3 Radiation from the Outer Heliosphere and Beyond; Iver H. Cairns.- 4 Ulysses at Solar Maximum; Richard G. Marsden.- 5 Propagation of Energetic Particles to High Latitudes; T.R. Sanderson.- 6 Solar Wind Properties from IPS Observations; Masayoshi Kojima et al.- 7 The Dynamically Coupled Heliosphere; Nathan Schwadron.- 8 A Global Picture of CMEs in the Inner Heliosphere; N. Gopalswamy.- 9 MHD Turbulence in the Heliosphere: Evolution an Intermittency; Bruno Bavassano et al.- 10 Waves and Turbulence in the Solar Corona; Eckart Marsch.- 11 The Influence of the Chromosphere-Corona Coupling on Solar Wind and Heliospheric Parameters; Øystein Lie-Svendsen.- 12 Elemental Abundances in the Solar Corona; John C. Raymond.- 13 The Magnetic Field from the Solar Interior to the Heliosphere; Sami K. Solanki.- 14 Magnetic Reconnection; E.R. Priest and D.I. Pontin

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