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Physical Processes in Solar Flares

  • Boris V. Somov

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 172)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Boris V. Somov
    Pages 219-222
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 223-249

About this book

Introduction

Solar flares are very complex electromagnetic phenomena of a cataclysmic nature. Particles are accelerated to very high velocities and a variety of physical processes happen inside and outside flares. These processes can be studied by a large number of techniques from Earth and from space. The aim is to discover the physics behind solar flares. This goal is complicated because information about the flare mechanism can be obtained only in an indirect way by studying the secondary effects.
This book provides three stages in the solution of the solar flare problem. Chapter one describes the connection between observational data and theoretical concepts, where it is stressed that next to investigating flares, the related non-stationary large-scale phenomena must be studied as well. The second chapter deals with secondary physical processes, in particular the study of high-temperature plasma dynamics during impulsive heating. The last chapter presents a model built on the knowledge of the two previous chapters and it constructs a theory of non-neutral turbulent current sheets.
The author believes that this model will help to solve the problem of solar flares.
For solar physicists, plasma physicists, high-energy particle physicists.

Keywords

Corona Solar flare solar

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris V. Somov
    • 1
  1. 1.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscow State UniversityRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2396-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5056-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2396-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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