Recent Advances in the Understanding of Solar Flares

Proceedings of the U.S.-Japan Seminar held at Komaba, Tokyo, 5–8 October 1982

  • S. R. Kane
  • Y. Uchida
  • K. Tanaka
  • H. S. Hudson
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Spacecraft with Major Solar Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Y. Tanaka
      Pages 3-6
    3. K. J. Frost
      Pages 7-7
  3. General Characteristics of Flares

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. E. R. Priest
      Pages 33-45
  4. Energy Transport, Chromospheric Heating and Evaporation (Part 1)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. A. H. Gabriel, E. Antonucci, L. Steenman-Clark
      Pages 59-66
    3. L. W. Acton, W. A. Brown, M. E. C. Bruner, B. M. Haisch, K. T. Strong
      Pages 79-90
    4. K. Tanaka, N. Nitta, K. Akita, T. Watanabe
      Pages 91-100
    5. Kyo Akita, Katsuo Tanaka, Tetsuya Watanabe
      Pages 101-105
    6. Tetsuya Watanabe, Katsuo Tanaka, Kyo Akita, Nariaki Nitta
      Pages 107-113
    7. J.-C. Henoux, G. Chambe, D. Heristchi, M. Semel, B. Woodgate, D. Shine et al.
      Pages 115-122
    8. H. S. Hudson, R. C. Willson
      Pages 123-130
  5. Energy Transport, Chromospheric Heating and Evaporation (Part 2)

  6. Emission Processes and Source Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. George A. Dulk, Timothy S. Bastian, Gordon J. Hurford
      Pages 219-226
    3. S. S. Degaonkar, T. Takakura, P. Kaufmann, J. E. R. Costa, K. Ohki, N. Nitta
      Pages 237-238
    4. Alan L. Kiplinger, B. R. Dennis, A. Gordon Emslie, K. J. Frost, L. E. Orwig
      Pages 239-240
    5. N. Nitta, T. Takakura, K. Ohki, M. Yoshimori
      Pages 241-246
    6. Kin-aki Kawabata, Hideo Ogawa, Ikuro Suzuki
      Pages 247-252
    7. Ikuro Suzuki, Kin-Aki Kawabata
      Pages 253-257
    8. Zdenek Svestka, Aert Schadee
      Pages 267-277
    9. A. Duijveman, P. Hoyng
      Pages 279-288
    10. S. Tsuneta, T. Takakura, N. Nitta, K. Ohki, K. Makishima, T. Murakami et al.
      Pages 313-321
    11. T. Takakura, K. Ohki, S. Tsuneta, N. Nitta
      Pages 323-331
    12. Kazunari Shibata, Yutaka Uchida, Takashi Sakurai
      Pages 345-351
  7. High Energy Photons, Nuclear Processes, and Particle Acceleration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. K. Hurly, M. Niel, R. Talon, I. V. Estulin, V. Ch. Dolidze
      Pages 367-373

About these proceedings


These Proceedings result from the papers and discussions of the U.S.-Japan Seminar "Recent Advances in the Understanding of Solar Flares" held in Tokyo October 5-8, 1982. The meeting was sponsored jointly by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the u.S. National Science Foundation. The principal aim of the meeting was to obtain the most up-to-date physical picture of solar flares by bringing together results from the recent observations by the Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) and HINOTORI satellites, together with other satellite data and ground-based data at both optical and radio wavelengths. These data cover the recent maximum of the solar activity cycle. The SMM and HINOTORI introduced a new dimension in flare observations by carrying out the first hard X-ray imaging observations, and the organizers especially felt that an intense discussion of the significance of these results in the context of flare theories would be important. Starting with an introductory presentation of the characteristics of the instruments on board the satellites, the sessions of the first day and the beginning of the second dealt mainly with energy transport in flares and with .the formation process of the hot plasma which is .


Chromosphere Corona Solar flare Variation solar solar activity

Editors and affiliations

  • S. R. Kane
    • 1
  • Y. Uchida
    • 2
  • K. Tanaka
    • 2
  • H. S. Hudson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Tokyo Astronomical ObservatoryUniversity of TokyoMitaka, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Center for Astrophysics and Space ScienceUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7230-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7228-5
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