Physics of the Sun

Volume II: The Solar Atmosphere

  • Peter A. Sturrock
  • Thomas E. Holzer
  • Dimitri M. Mihalas
  • Roger K. Ulrich

Part of the Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs book series (GAAM, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. R. G. Athay
    Pages 1-50
  3. R. G. Athay
    Pages 51-69
  4. Gerald W. Pneuman, Frank Q. Orrall
    Pages 71-134
  5. R. Rosner, B. C. Low, T. E. Holzer
    Pages 135-180
  6. D. S. Spicer, J. T. Mariska, J. P. Boris
    Pages 181-248
  7. M. A. Forman, R. Ramaty, E. G. Zweibel
    Pages 249-289
  8. R. Ramaty
    Pages 291-323
  9. Martin V. Goldman, Dean F. Smith
    Pages 325-376
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 377-385

About this book


This volume, together with its two companion volumes, originated in a study commis­ sioned by the United States National Academy of Sciences on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A committee composed of Tom Holzer, Dimitri Mihalas, Roger Ulrich and myself was asked to prepare a comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning the physics of the sun. We were fortunate in being able to persuade many distinguished scientists to gather their forces for the preparation of 21 separate chapters covering not only. solar physics but also relevant areas of astrophysics and solar-terrestrial relations. In proved necessary to divide the chapters into three separate volumes that cover three different aspects of solar physics. Volumes I and III are concerned with "The Solar Interior" and with "Astrophysics and Solar-Terrestrial Relations." This volume, devoted to "The Solar Atmosphere," covers not only the chromosphere and corona but also the principal phenomena usually referred to as "solar activity." The emphasis is on identifying and analyzing the relevant physical processes, but each chapter also contains a great deal of descriptive material.


astrophysics atmosphere chromosphere solar activity solar physics sun

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter A. Sturrock
    • 1
  • Thomas E. Holzer
    • 2
  • Dimitri M. Mihalas
    • 2
  • Roger K. Ulrich
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Space Science and AstrophysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.High Altitude ObservatoryNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Astronomy DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-9638-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9636-2
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