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Author Foukal, Peter, author.
Title Solar astrophysics / Peter V. Foukal.
Published Weinheim, Germany : Wiley, Wiley-VCH, [2013]
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 Floor4  QB521 .F68 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition Third, revised edition.
Description xv, 472 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Physics textbook
Physics textbook.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Development of the ideas and instruments of modern solar research -- Radiative transfer in the sun's atmosphere -- Solar spectroscopy -- Dynamics of solar plasmas -- The photosphere -- The sun's internal structure and energy generation -- Rotation, convection, and oscillations in the sun -- Observations of photospheric activity and magnetism -- The chromosphere and corona -- Prominences and flares -- Dynamics of the solar magnetic field -- The solar wind and heliosphere -- The sun, our variable star -- Influences of solar variability on the Earth.
Summary "This revised edition describes our current understanding of the sun -- from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right up to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics and space weather, along with an overview of the key instruments used throughout the various periods." -- Publisher's website.
Subject Sun.
Sun -- Research.
ISBN 9783527411740 (paperback)
3527411747 (paperback)
3527411038 (hardback)
9783527411030 (hardback)
OCLC number 835961693