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Space Physics and Aeronomy, Solar Physics and Solar Wind. Volume 1. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • ID: 5186093
  • Book
  • June 2021
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A comprehensive view of our Sun at the start of a new era in solar and heliospheric physics

Humans have been observing and studying our Sun for centuries, yet much is still unknown about the processes that drive its behavior. Thanks to a new generation of space missions and ground telescopes, we are poised to dramatically increase our understanding of the Sun and its environment.

Space Physics and Aeronomy: Solar Physics and Solar Wind explores advances in solar and heliospheric research over recent decades, as well as the challenges that remain. This comprehensive reference work covers the solar interior, magnetism and radiation, plasma heating and acceleration, the sun's atmosphere, and solar activity.

Volume highlights include:

  • Explanations for processes in the solar interior
  • New insights on the solar wind
  • The challenges of measuring the Sun's magnetic field and its radiative output
  • Description of solar atmospheric phenomena such as spicules and jets
  • New developments in understanding flares and coronal mass ejections
  • Ongoing research into how the solar corona is heated

The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

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List of Contributors



1. The solar wind
Alexis Rouillard, Nicholeen Viall, Viviane Pierrard, Christian Vocks, Aleida Higginson, Olga Alexandrova, Lorenzo Matteini, Benoit Lavraud, Alessandro Bemporad, Yihong Wu, Michael Lavarra, Rui Pinto and Eduardo Sanchez-Diaz

2. The Heating of the Solar Corona
N. M. Viall, I. De Moortel, C. Downs, J. A. Klimchuk, S. Parenti and F. Reale

3. Solar Magnetism and Radiation
Gordon Petrie, Serena Criscuoli and Luca Bertello

4. Solar Energetic Particles
Christina Cohen, Gang Li, Glenn Mason, Albert Shih and Linghua Wang

5. Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections
Noé Lugaz, Jiong Qiu  and Barbara J. Thompson

6. Fine-Scale Features in the Sun's Atmosphere: Spicules and Jets
Alphonse Sterling

7. Solar Interior
Mark Linton, Mausumi Dikpati and Rachel Howe


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Nour E. Raouafi The Johns Hopkins University.

Angelos Vourlidas The Johns Hopkins University.
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