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Heliophysics (3-Volume Set)

Series: Heliophysics
Edited By: Carolus J Schrijver and George L Siscoe
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Heliophysics is a fast-developing discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets. Over the past few centuries, our understanding of how the Sun drives space weather and climate on the Earth and other planets has advanced dramatically. This set brings together three books edited by Carolus Schrijver and George Siscoe, which together provide a complete guide to heliophysics - covering the full range of sub-disciplines that constitute this field.

Supplemented by online teaching materials, the volumes can be used as textbooks for graduate courses or as a foundational reference resource for researchers in fields from astrophysics and plasma physics to planetary and atmospheric science. Volume 1 is "Heliophysics: Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos", Volume 2 is "Heliophysics: Space Storms and Radiation: Causes and Effects", and Volume 3 is called "Heliophysics: Evolving Solar Activity and the Climates of Space and Earth".




1. Prologue Carolus J. Schrijver and George L. Siscoe
2. Introduction to heliophysics Thomas J. Bogdan
3. Creation and destruction of magnetic field Matthias Rempel
4. Magnetic field topology Dana W. Longcope
5. Magnetic reconnection Terry G. Forbes
6. Structures of the magnetic field Mark B. Moldwin, George L. Siscoe and Carolus J. Schrijver
7. Turbulence in space plasmas Charles W. Smith
8. The solar atmosphere Viggo H. Hansteen
9. Stellar winds and magnetic fields Viggo H. Hansteen
10. Fundamentals of planetary magnetospheres Vytenis M. Vasyliunas
11. Solar-wind magnetosphere coupling: an MHD perspective Frank R. Toffoletto and George L. Siscoe
12. On the ionosphere and chromosphere Tim Fuller-Rowell and Carolus J. Schrijver
13. Comparative planetary environments Frances Bagenal




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 Stephen Guetersloh and Neal Zapp
14. Energetic particles and technology Alan Tribble

Appendix I. Authors and editors
List of illustrations
List of tables



1. Interconnectedness in heliophysics Carolus J. Schrijver and George L. Siscoe
2. Long-term evolution of magnetic activity of Sun-like stars Carolus J. Schrijver
3. Formation and early evolution of stars and proto-planetary disks Lee W. Hartmann
4. Planetary habitability on astronomical time scales Donald E. Brownlee
5. Solar internal flows and dynamo action Mark S. Miesch
6. Modeling solar and stellar dynamos Paul Charbonneau
7. Planetary fields and dynamos Ulrich R. Christensen
8. The structure and evolution of the 3D solar wind John T. Gosling
9. The heliosphere and cosmic rays J. Randy Jokipii
10. Solar spectral irradiance: measurements and models Judith L. Lean and Thomas N. Woods
11. Astrophysical influences on planetary climate systems Juerg Beer
12. Evaluating the drivers of Earth's climate system Thomas J. Crowley
13. Ionospheres of the terrestrial planets Stanley C. Solomon
14. Long-term evolution of the geospace climate Jan J. Sojka
15. Waves and transport processes in atmospheres and oceans Richard L. Walterscheid
16. Solar variability, climate, and atmospheric photochemistry Guy P. Brasseur, Daniel Marsch and Hauke Schmidt

Appendix I. Authors and editors
List of illustrations
List of tables

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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.

Series: Heliophysics
Edited By: Carolus J Schrijver and George L Siscoe
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