Ultraviolet and X-ray Spectroscopy of the Solar Atmosphere

Ultraviolet and X-ray Spectroscopy of the Solar Atmosphere

by Kenneth J. H. Phillips, Uri Feldman, Enrico Landi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521841607

ISBN-13: 9780521841603

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The solar atmosphere above the photosphere, the Sun's surface layers, is heated up to mega-kelvin temperatures and raised to a high level of dynamic activity through processes involving a pervading magnetic field. This book is concerned with one of the most important means of understanding the solar atmosphere, its ultraviolet and soft X-ray emission. The ultraviolet…  See more details below

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The solar atmosphere above the photosphere, the Sun's surface layers, is heated up to mega-kelvin temperatures and raised to a high level of dynamic activity through processes involving a pervading magnetic field. This book is concerned with one of the most important means of understanding the solar atmosphere, its ultraviolet and soft X-ray emission. The ultraviolet and X-ray spectra of the Sun's atmosphere provide valuable information about its nature - the heat and density of its various parts, its dynamics, and its chemical composition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521841603
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Astrophysics Series, #44
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1 The solar atmosphere 1

2 Fundamentals of solar radiation 31

3 Fundamentals of atomic physics 44

4 Mechanisms of formation of the solar spectrum 73

5 Plasma diagnostic techniques 119

6 Ultraviolet and X-ray emission lines 164

7 Spectrometers and imagers for observing the solar ultraviolet and X-ray spectrum 184

8 Quiet Sun and coronal holes 210

9 Active regions 231

10 Solar flares 251

11 Element abundances 282

App. 1 Units 297

App. 2 Line lists 298

Glossary 328

Further reading 336

References 337

Index 346

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