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Physics of the Inner Heliosphere I

Large-Scale Phenomena

  • Rainer Schwenn
  • Eckart Marsch

Part of the Physics and Chemistry in Space, Space and Solar Phycics book series (SPACE, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Eckart Marsch, Rainer Schwenn
    Pages 1-12
  3. Michael K. Bird, Peter Edenhofer
    Pages 13-97
  4. Franco Mariani, Fritz M. Neubauer
    Pages 183-206
  5. Christoph Leinert, Eberhard Grün
    Pages 207-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-282

About this book


Physics of the Inner Heliosphere gives for the first time a comprehensive and complete summary of our knowledge of the inner solar system. Using data collected over more than 11 years by the HELIOS twin solar probes, one of the most successful ventures in unmanned space exploration, the authors have compiled 10 extensive reviews of the physical processes of the inner heliosphere and their connections to the solar atmosphere. Researchers and advanced students in space and plasma physics, astronomy, and solar physics will be surprised to see just how closely the heliosphere is tied to the sun and how sensitively it depends on our star. The four chapters of Volume I of the work deal with large-scale phenomena: - observations of the solar corona - the structure of the interplanetary medium - the interplanetary magnetic field - interplanetary dust.


Magnetosphäre Population Variation astronomy cosmic ray heliosphere kosmische Strahlung magnetosphere solar activity solar physics solar system solar wind space physics star turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Schwenn
    • 1
  • Eckart Marsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AeronomieKatlenburg-LindauFed. Rep. of Germany

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