The Structure of the Sun

The Structure of the Sun

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The complex internal structure of the Sun can now be studied in detail through helioseismology and neutrino astronomy. The VI Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics was dedicated to examining these powerful new techniques. Based on this meeting, seven specially written chapters by world experts renowned for their teaching skills are presented in this 1996 volume. With a clear and pedagogical style we are shown how the internal composition (density, He abundance, etc.) and dynamical structure (rotation, sub-surface velocity fields, etc.) of the Sun can be deduced through helioseismology; and how the central temperature can be inferred from measurements of the flux of solar neutrinos. This volume provides an excellent introduction for graduate students and an up-to-date overview for researchers working on the Sun, neutrino astronomy and helio- and asteroseismology.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 30 b/w illus. 1 map 7 tables
  • 1139243829
  • 9781139243827

Table of contents

List of participants; Group photo; Preface; 1. Techniques for observing solar oscillations Timothy Brown; 2. Testing a solar model: the forward problem Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard; 3. Testing solar models: the inverse problem Douglas Gough; 4. Global changes in the sun Jeffrey Kuhn; 5. Solar interior and solar neutrinos John Bahcall; 6. The solar magnetic field Eugene Parker; 7. Activity in the solar atmosphere as observed by YOHKOH Yutaka Uchida.show more