The Origin and Dynamics of Solar Magnetism

  • M. J. Thompson
  • A. Balogh
  • J. L. Culhane
  • Å. Nordlund
  • S. K. Solanki
  • J.-P. Zahn

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iv
  2. A. Balogh, M. J. Thompson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Edward A. Spiegel
    Pages 25-51
  4. N. O. Weiss, M. J. Thompson
    Pages 53-66
  5. Mausumi Dikpati, Peter A. Gilman
    Pages 67-75
  6. U. R. Christensen, D. Schmitt, M. Rempel
    Pages 105-126
  7. Allan Sacha Brun, Matthias Rempel
    Pages 151-173
  8. Göran B. Scharmer
    Pages 229-247
  9. L. Gizon, H. Schunker, C. S. Baldner, S. Basu, A. C. Birch, R. S. Bogart et al.
    Pages 249-273
  10. A. G. de Wijn, J. O. Stenflo, S. K. Solanki, S. Tsuneta
    Pages 275-315
  11. S. Wedemeyer-Böhm, A. Lagg, Å. Nordlund
    Pages 317-350
  12. Y.-M. Wang
    Pages 383-399
  13. David H. Hathaway
    Pages 401-412
  14. Peter J. Cargill
    Pages 413-421
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 431-432

About this book


The articles collected in this volume present all aspects of solar magnetism: from its origin in the solar dynamo to its evolution and dynamics that create the variability of solar phenomena, its well-known 11-year activity cycle that leads to the ever-changing pattern of sunspots and active regions on the Sun.

Several contributions deal with the solar dynamo, the driver of many solar phenomena. Other contributions treat the transport and emergence of the magnetic flux through the outer layers of the Sun. The coupling of magnetic fields from the surface to the solar corona and beyond is also described, together with current studies on the predictability of solar activity.

This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students working in solar physics and space science. It provides a full review of our current understanding of solar magnetism by the foremost experts in the field.


Corona Heliosphere Photosphere Planet Sunspot dynamics solar cycle helioseismology helioseismology sunspots magnetic field magnetic flux emergence magnetism origin solar magnetism solar solar activity sunspots magnetic fields

Editors and affiliations

  • M. J. Thompson
    • 1
  • A. Balogh
    • 2
  • J. L. Culhane
    • 3
  • Å. Nordlund
    • 4
  • S. K. Solanki
    • 5
  • J.-P. Zahn
    • 6
  1. 1.School of Mathematics & StatisticsUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Mullard Space Science LaboratoryUniversity College LondonDorkingUK
  4. 4.Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  5. 5.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung Katlenburg-LindauGermany
  6. 6.LUTH, Observatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0238-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0239-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1385-7525
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