Solar and Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamic Flows

  • Kanaris C. Tsinganos

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 481)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Solar Magnetohydrodynamic Flows

  3. Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamic Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Edoardo Trussoni, Christophe Sauty, Kanaris Tsinganos
      Pages 383-410
    3. Kanaris Tsinganos, Christophe Sauty, George Surlantzis, Edoardo Trussoni, John Contopoulos
      Pages 427-458
    4. Jean Heyvaerts, Colin A. Norman
      Pages 459-474
    5. Telemachos Ch. Mouschovias
      Pages 475-504
    6. Telemachos Ch. Mouschovias
      Pages 505-538
    7. T. P. Ray
      Pages 539-566
    8. R. N. Henriksen
      Pages 567-583
    9. A. Ferrari, S. Massaglia, G. Bodo, P. Rossi
      Pages 607-642
    10. G. Pelletier, J. Ferreira, G. Henri, A. Marcowith
      Pages 643-657
    11. Jean F. Heyvaerts, Ann Bardou, Eric R. Priest
      Pages 659-672
    12. I. F. Mirabel, L. F. Rodriguez
      Pages 683-698
    13. Max Camenzind
      Pages 699-725
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 727-742

About this book


Modern observations, including recent ones with the Hubble Space Telescope, have revealed that the Universe is replete with plasma outflows from all kinds of objects, ranging from stars in all their variety to galaxies. In this masterly survey of plasma astrophysics, written by leading practitioners, the first 15 articles in Part I deal with the use of the MHD approach in several key problems of solar plasma, such as magnetoconvection and magnetic field generation, sunspots and coronal loops, magnetic nonequilibrium and coronal heating, coronal mass ejections, the acceleration of the solar wind, and stellar winds across the Main Sequence. The following 16 articles of Part II deal with the use of the same MHD approach in several central and puzzling aspects of more distant astrophysical plasmas, such as the dynamics of the interstellar medium, collimated outflows from young stellar objects and accretion disks, molecular outflows and jets associated with enigmatic binaries and symbiotic stars, relativistic flows associated with superluminal microquasars in our own galaxy, astrophysical jets from nearby galaxies, or remote active galactic nuclei and quasars, probably fuelled by supermassive black holes. The emphasis throughout is on the striking underlying similarities in the physics of all these problems.
Audience: Indispensable for solar physicists and astrophysics alike. An ideal textbook for graduate students in physics and astrophysics.


Accretion Corona Main sequence Relativistic jet Solar wind Sun Sunspot astrophysics solar

Editors and affiliations

  • Kanaris C. Tsinganos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6603-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0265-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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