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New Millennium Solar Physics

By: Markus J Aschwanden(Author)
714 pages, 170 colour & 59 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
New Millennium Solar Physics
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  • New Millennium Solar Physics ISBN: 9783030139544 Hardback Jul 2019 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This is a follow-on book to the introductory textbook Physics of the Solar Corona previously published in 2004 by the same author, which provided a systematic introduction and covered mostly scientific results from the pre-2000 era. Using a similar structure as the previous book the second volume provides a seamless continuation of numerous novel research results in solar physics that emerged in the new millennium (after 2000) from the new solar missions of RHESSI, STEREO, Hinode, CORONAS, and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) during the era of 2000-2018. The new solar space missions are characterized by unprecedented high-resolution imaging, time resolution, spectral capabilities, stereoscopy and tomography, which reveal the intricate dynamics of magneto-hydrodynamic processes in the solar corona down to scales of 100 km. The enormous amount of data streaming down from SDO in terabytes per day requires advanced automated data processing methods. New Millennium Solar Physics focuses exclusively on new research results after 2000, which are reviewed in a comprehensive manner, documented by over 3600 literature references, covering theory, observations, and numerical modeling of basic physical processes that are observed in high-temperature plasmas of the Sun and other astrophysical objects, such as plasma instabilities, coronal heating, magnetic reconnection processes, coronal mass ejections, plasma waves and oscillations, or particle acceleration.


- New Solar Instrumentation
- Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy
- The Solar Interior
- The Photosphere and Sunspots
- The Chromosphere and Spicules
- The Quiet Sun Corona
- Coronal Holes and Jets
- Active Regions
- Coronal Loops
- Coronal Loop Oscillation and Waves
- Filaments and Prominences
- Flares: Nonthermal Particles
- Flares: Thermal Emission
- CME Initiation
- CME Propagation
- Sun-Earth Connections

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Markus J. Aschwanden is an astrophysicist at Lockheed-Martin, Advanced Technology Center, Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, and has been a science team member and co-investigator of several leading international solar missions. He has received NASA awards over 30 years and is author of several books, including Physics of the Solar Corona and Self-Organized Criticality in Astrophysics co-published by Springer and Praxis.

By: Markus J Aschwanden(Author)
714 pages, 170 colour & 59 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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