© 1998

Observational Plasma Astrophysics: Five Years of Yohkoh and Beyond

  • Tetsuya Watanabe
  • Takeo Kosugi
  • Alphonse C. Sterling

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 229)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basic Properties of Cosmic Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Madhulika Guhathakurta, Richard Fisher, Keith Strong
      Pages 13-13
    3. L. W. Acton, J. R. Lemen
      Pages 15-17
    4. A. Sanchez-Ibarra, M. Barraza-Paredes
      Pages 19-26
    5. T. Shimizu, S. Tsuneta
      Pages 27-28
    6. G. Peres, S. Orlando, F. Reale, R. Rosner, H. Hudson
      Pages 29-38
    7. K. Makishima
      Pages 51-60
    8. Tadayuki Takahashi, Hidetoshi Kubo, Greg Madejski, Makoto Tashiro, Fumiyoshi Makino
      Pages 61-70
  3. Origin of Cosmic Plasma Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Attila Grandpierre
      Pages 83-84
    3. Alexei A. Pevtsov, Richard C. Canfield
      Pages 85-86
    4. S. Koutchmy, H. Hara, K. Shibata, Y. Suematsu, K. Reardon
      Pages 87-94
    5. E. Hiei, Z. Mouradian, I. Soru-Escaut, A. H. Mcallister, K. Shibasaki, M. Ohyama
      Pages 95-100
    6. T. Watanabe, M. Yamamoto, H. Hudson, M. Irie, K. Ichimoto, H. Kurokawa et al.
      Pages 101-106

About this book


Since its launch in 1991, the Yohkoh satellite has been returning unprecedented observations of solar flares and the dynamic solar corona. This book is a collection of papers presented at a meeting held in: Yoyogi, Tokyo, on the occasion of Yohkoh's fifth anniversary of operation. The papers constitute a summary of observations and results over the five years, including contributions based on data from Yohkoh's hard and soft X-ray telescopes and its spectrometer experiments. The five years of data, covering approximately one-half of a solar cycle, reveal a fresh perspective on solar science, with a new picture of solar flares and the active Sun emerging. Also, for the first time there are extensive results from Yohkoh observations of the Sun during the solar minimum period.
This wide-ranging volume will be of interest to workers in solar physics and X-ray astronomy. It also contains material appropriate for supplemental reading for graduate students in solar physics.


Corona Plasma Solar flare astrophysics solar

Editors and affiliations

  • Tetsuya Watanabe
    • 1
  • Takeo Kosugi
    • 1
  • Alphonse C. Sterling
    • 2
  1. 1.National Astronomical ObservatoryMitaka, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Computational Physics Inc.FairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Observational Plasma Astrophysics: Five Years of Yohkoh and Beyond
  • Editors Tetsuya Watanabe
    Takeo Kosugi
    Alphonse C. Sterling
  • Series Title Astrophysics and Space Science Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4985-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6198-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5220-4
  • Series ISSN 0067-0057
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 398
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astrophysics and Astroparticles
    Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
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`In summary, this is an interesting book which can stimulate new ideas - something to keep at hand on your bookshelf.'
Solar Physics, 184 (1999)