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The Sun

An Introduction


Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Michael Stix
    Pages 13-55
  3. Michael Stix
    Pages 56-119
  4. Michael Stix
    Pages 120-149
  5. Michael Stix
    Pages 150-193
  6. Michael Stix
    Pages 194-227
  7. Michael Stix
    Pages 228-250
  8. Michael Stix
    Pages 251-316
  9. Michael Stix
    Pages 317-359
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 361-390

About this book


As in all other fields of astronomy, progress in instrumentation and observational techniques has in recent years brought a wealth of new information about the sun. This introduction presents a complete overview of solar physics, of what we know and would like to know. The increasing number of observations of solar pheno- mena on neighbouring stars makes this book valuable not only for students specializing in solar physics but also for researchers interested in stellar structure and the solar-stellar connection.


Plasmaphysik Sonnenphysik astronomy atmosphere chromosphere helioseismology instruments plasma physics solar solar physics solar wind sun telescope temperature wind

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kiepenheuer-Institut für SonnenphysikFreiburgFed. Rep. of Germany

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