Guide to the Sun

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Februar 2006



The author describes our present understanding of the sun's surface and atmosphere, its interior, and its interaction with the rest of the solar system, in particular with the earth.


1. History of solar observation: from sun worship to the space age; 2. Solar interior; 3. The solar photosphere; 4. The solar chromosphere; 5. The solar corona; 6. The active Sun; 7. The Sun and the solar system; 8. The Sun and other stars; 9. Solar energy; 10. Observing the Sun; Epilogue; Glossary; Appendices: physical and astronomical constants finding the heliographic co-ordinates of a sunspot; Bibliography.


Professor Kenneth Phillips is Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, and specialises in solar physics and X-ray and ultraviolet spectroscopy. He is co-author of Ultraviolet and X-ray Spectroscopy of the Solar Atmosphere (2008) and has authored over 300 research papers. In 2010, he was awarded the Copernicus Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences and in 2009, the Gold Medal of the University of Wroclaw, Poland, for collaborative projects with the solar group there. From 2002 to 2005, he held a National Research Council Senior Research Associateship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and he worked for twenty-five years in the Space Science Department of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire. He has held honorary or visiting professorships at Queen's University, Belfast and University College London.


'... an excellent general account ...' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'This is a first class introduction.' New Scientist '... it would not be amiss on the bookshelves of anyone with a professional or an amateur interest in the physical sciences.' Observatory '... cor what a good one.' Astronomy Now 'The subject matter is fascinating ...'. Physics World
EAN: 9780521397889
ISBN: 052139788X
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 404 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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