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Heliophysics, Volume 2: Space Storms and Radiation: Causes and Effects

Series: Heliophysics Volume: 2

Edited By: Carolus J Schrijver and George L Siscoe

471 pages, 12 colour & 145 b/w illustrations, 8 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #194710 | ISBN-13: 9781107403994
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About this book

Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets. The Sun is a magnetically variable star and, for planets with intrinsic magnetic fields, planets with atmospheres, or planets like Earth with both, there are profound consequences. This volume, the second in a series of three heliophysics texts, integrates the many aspects of space storms and the energetic radiation associated with them - from causes on the Sun to effects in planetary environments. It reviews the physical processes in solar flares and coronal mass ejections, interplanetary shocks, and particle acceleration and transport, and considers many space weather responses in geospace. In addition to its utility as a textbook, it also constitutes a foundational reference for researchers in fields from heliophysics to climate science.

The 14-chapter, comprehensive, multiauthored volume provides insightful introductions to space storms and radiation; energetic particle transport and detection; solar eruptions; flares, jets and coronal mass ejections; shocks; trapped particles; and near-Earth space environment responses. T. Eastman, formerly, University of Maryland "...provides insightful introductions to space storms and radiation; energetic particle transport and detection; solar eruptions, flares, jets, and coronal mass ejections; shocks; trapped particles; and near-Earth space environment responses." CHOICE


Contents

Preface

1. Perspective on heliophysics George L. Siscoe and Carolus J. Schrijver
2. Introduction to space storms and radiation Sten Odenwald
3. In-situ detection of energetic particles George Gloeckler
4. Radiative signatures of energetic particles Tim Bastian
5. Observations of solar and stellar eruptions, flares, and jets Hugh Hudson
6. Models of coronal mass ejections and flares Terry Forbes
7. Shocks in heliophysics Merav Opher
8. Particle acceleration in shocks Dietmar Krauss-Varban
9. Energetic particle transport Joe Giacalone
10. Energy conversion in planetary magnetospheres Vytenis Vasyliunas
11. Energization of trapped particles Janet Green
12. Flares, CMEs, and atmospheric responses Tim Fuller-Rowell and Stanley C. Solomon
13. Energetic particles and manned spaceflight 358 Stephen Guetersloh and Neal Zapp
14. Energetic particles and technology Alan Tribble

Appendix I. Authors and editors

List of illustrations
List of tables
Bibliography
Index

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Biography

Carolus J. Schrijver is an astrophysicist studying the causes and effects of magnetic activity of the Sun and of stars like the Sun, and the coupling of the Sun's magnetic field into the surrounding heliosphere. He obtained his doctorate in physics and astronomy at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 1986, and has since worked for the University of Colorado, the U.S. National Solar Observatory, the European Space Agency, and the Royal Academy of Sciences of the Netherlands. Dr Schrijver is currently principal physicist at Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Center, where his work focuses primarily on the magnetic field in the solar atmosphere. He is an editor or editorial board member of several journals including "Solar Physics", "Astronomical Notices", and "Living Reviews in Solar Physics", and has co-edited three other books.

George L. Siscoe received his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1964. He has since held positions at the California Institute of Technology, MIT, and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He is currently a Research Professor in the Astronomy Department at Boston University. Professor Siscoe has been a member and chair of numerous international committees and panels and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the second Van Allen Lecturer of the AGU, 1991. He has authored or co-authored over 300 publications that cover most areas of heliophysics.

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