Ultraviolet and X-ray Spectroscopy of the Solar Atmosphere

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521841603
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: Cambridge Astrophysics Series , #44
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Kenneth Phillips is Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, and specialises in solar physics and X-ray and ultraviolet spectroscopy. He is author of Guide to the Sun (1992) and has authored over 300 research papers. In 2010, he was awarded the Copernicus Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences and in 2009, the Gold Medal of the University of Wroclaw, Poland, for collaborative projects with the solar group there. From 2002 to 2005, he held a National Research Council Senior Research Associateship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and he worked for twenty-five years in the Space Science Department of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire. He has held honorary or visiting professorships at Queen's University, Belfast and University College London.

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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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