Dynamics and Structure of Quiescent Solar Prominences

  • E. R. Priest

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. B. Schmieder
    Pages 15-46
  3. Oddbjørn Engvold
    Pages 47-76
  4. J.-M. Malherbe
    Pages 115-141
  5. A. W. Hood
    Pages 167-191
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-217

About this book


Prominences are amazing objects of great beauty whose formation, basic structure and eruption represent one of the basic unsolved problems in Solar Physics. It is now 14 years since the last book on prominences appeared (Tandberg-Hanssen, 1974), during which time much progress in our knowledge of the physics of prominences has been made, and so the time is ripe for a new text book which it is hoped will be a helpful summary of the subject for students, postdocs and solar researchers. Indeed, the last few years has seen an upsurge in interest in prominences due to high­ resolution ground-and space-based observations and advances in theory. For example, an IAU colloquium was held in Oslo (Jensen et al, 1978), a Solar Maximum Mission Workshop took place at Goddard Space Right Center (poland, 1986), an IAU Colloquium is planned in Yugoslavia in September 1989 in prominences and it is expected that the SOHO satellite will be a further stimulus to prominence research. In November 1987 a Workshop on the Dynamics and Structure of Solar Prominences was held in Palma Mallorca at the invitation of Jose Luis Ballester with the aim of bringing observers and theorists together and having plenty of time for in-depth discussions of the basic physics of promi­ nences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. R. Priest
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematical Sciences DepartmentSt. AndrewsScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-2834-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3077-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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