The Sun from Space / Edition 1

The Sun from Space / Edition 1

by Kenneth R. Lang
     
 

This volume is a comprehensive, up-to-date account of solar astrophysics and how our perception and knowledge of this star have evolved as mankind has elucidated ever more of its mysteries. The emphasis of this second edition of The Sun from Space is on the last decade, which includes the findings of the SOHO, Ulysses, and Yohkoh solar spacecraft missions over an… See more details below

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This volume is a comprehensive, up-to-date account of solar astrophysics and how our perception and knowledge of this star have evolved as mankind has elucidated ever more of its mysteries. The emphasis of this second edition of The Sun from Space is on the last decade, which includes the findings of the SOHO, Ulysses, and Yohkoh solar spacecraft missions over an entire 11-year cycle of solar activity, the results of the RHESSI solar spacecraft launched during this interval, the early findings of the recently launched Hinode and STEREO solar spacecraft, and the ACE and Wind spacecraft that extend our investigations of the Sun to its varying input to Earth over the past ten years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540669449
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

1 Instruments for a Revolution 1

2 Discovering Space 51

3 Exploring Unseen Depths of the Sun 105

4 Solving the Sun's Heating Crisis 161

5 Winds Across the Void 197

6 Our Violent Sun 253

7 Space Weather 337

App. I Solar Space Missions 407

App. II Helioseismology 408

App. III Space Weather 409

App. IV Solar Observatories and Groups 409

App. V Virtual Observatories 409

App. VI Educational 409

App. VII Nasa 410

References 411

Author Index 523

Subject Index 533

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