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Solar-Type Activity in Main-Sequence Stars

  • Roald E. Gershberg

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 1-7
  3. Pages 191-380
  4. Pages 419-431
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 433-494

About this book

Introduction

Solar-type activity over the whole range of the electromagnetic spectrum is a phenomenon inherent in the majority of low- and moderate-mass main sequence stars. In this monograph observational results are summarized in a systematic and comprehensive fashion. The analysis of the various manifestations of such stellar activity leads to the identification of these phenomena with macroscopic non-linear processes in a magnetized plasma. Comparative study of flare stars and the Sun has become increasingly fruitful and is presently an active field of research involving stellar and solar physicists, experts in plasma physics and high-energy astrophysicists. This book will provide them with both an introduction and overview of observational results from the first optical photometry and spectroscopy, from the satellite telescopes International Ultraviolet Explorer to Hubble Space Telescope, XMM-Newton and Chandra, as well as with the present physical interpretation of solar-type activity in main sequence stars. Gershberg's 40-year career studying UV Cet type stars and related objects enables him to provide readers with expert insight into the characteristics of such stars in both the quiescent state and during flares and the reliability of the data over the electromagnetic spectrum and wide temporal scales.

Keywords

Chromosphere Corona Flare Stars Main sequence Photosphere Stellar Flares UV Cet Variables solar stellar

Authors and affiliations

  • Roald E. Gershberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Crimean Astrophysical ObservatoryCrimea NauchnyUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-28243-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21244-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-28243-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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