Theoretical and Observational Problems Related to Solar Eclipses

Theoretical and Observational Problems Related to Solar Eclipses

by Z. Mouradian
     
 

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The contributions to this book are based on our current knowledge of solar corona physics and on the prospects for future total eclipse observations, focusing on the eclipse of August 11, 1999 - the last this century - which forecasters believe will occur at precisely the maximum of solar activity. The results of past eclipse observations are reviewed, including…  See more details below

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The contributions to this book are based on our current knowledge of solar corona physics and on the prospects for future total eclipse observations, focusing on the eclipse of August 11, 1999 - the last this century - which forecasters believe will occur at precisely the maximum of solar activity. The results of past eclipse observations are reviewed, including coronal hot and cold structures, coronal heating, public education and instrumental problems. The relation of the corona to the Sun is discussed, viz., the energy and mass transfer between the chromosphere and the corona, including the formation of prominences by coronal condensation in coronal cavities and the supply of mass to the corona by spicules. The coronal heating mechanism is also discussed, viz. does heating occur in current sheets or in sheaths surrounding flux tubes? Prospects for international collaborative observations, both ground-based and from space, are presented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789401063111
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
Nato Science Series C: (closed), #494
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

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