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.
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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