Physics of Solar and Stellar Coronae

Physics of Solar and Stellar Coronae : G.S. Vaiana Memorial Symposium

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The Physics of Solar and Stellar Coronae provides the first comprehensive summary of the physical processes and phenomena occurring in solar and stellar coronae as observed at X-ray and other wavelengths. The book provides an early summary of the spectacular new solar X-ray observations being obtained with the Yohkoh satellite that are dramatically changing our understanding of the dynamics of the solar corona. With the perspective of two years' observations at X-ray and extreme ultraviolet wavelengths by the ROSAT satellite, many authors present new insights into the basic physical processes occurring in the coronae of stars across the Hertzsprung--Russell Diagram including both pre-main sequence and post-main sequence stars. Detailed models for the hot plasmas typically contained in magnetic loops in both stellar and solar coronae are presented to explain X-ray data obtained with the earlier X-ray instruments on Skylab, SMM, Einstein, and EXOSAT. The book includes papers on coronal observations obtained at other wavelengths and papers of the history of Palermo Astronomical Observatory. The Physics of Solar and Stellar Coronae is intended for researchers in the fields of solar physics and stellar astrophysics and will be a useful resource book for graduate level astrophysics courses. (ABSTRACT) This is the first comprehensive summary of the physical processes and phenomena occurring in solar and stellar coronae. Spectacular new solar X-ray observations by the Yohkoh satellite and stellar observations by ROSAT are highlighted, together with theoretical papers and detailed analyses of earlier data from Skylab, SMM, Einstein, and EXOSAT. Included are papers on coronal observations at other wavelengths and on the history of Palermo Astronomical Observatory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 680 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 39mm | 1,125g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • 61 SW-Abb.
  • 0792323467
  • 9780792323464

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'These proceedings are recommended warmly to those actively working in the field of solar and stellar coronal physics and to PhD students starting their research.' Solar Physics 15 1994
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Table of contents

Foreword. I: G.S. Vaiana and the Palermo Astronomical Observatory. II: The Solar Corona. III: Stellar Coronae: the Pre-ROSAT Picture. IV: ROSAT Observations of Stellar Coronae. V: Other Observations. VI: Theoretical Aspects of Coronal Physics. Author Index. Index of Keywords and Subjects. Index of Star Names.
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