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Advances in Solar Research at Eclipses from Ground and from Space : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Advances in Solar Research at Eclipses from Ground and from Space Bucharest, Romania 9-20 August, 1999 - Jean-Paul Zahn

Advances in Solar Research at Eclipses from Ground and from Space

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Advances in Solar Research at Eclipses from Ground and from Space Bucharest, Romania 9-20 August, 1999

By: Jean-Paul Zahn (Editor), Magda Stavinschi (Editor)

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The aim of this Advanced Study Institute was to give an account on the most recent results obtained in solar research. Bucharest was chosen to host it, because the capital city of Romania was located right in the middle of the totality path of the last eclipse of the millennium, on 11th August 1999; furthermore the phenomenon was close to reach there its longest duration: 2m 23s. Such a total eclipse is not only a very spectacular event which draws the crowds: to astronomers, solar eclipses still offer the best conditions for observing the lower part of the corona. The Sun plays a crucial role in our very existence. It was responsible for the formation of the Earth, and rendered this planet fit to host living beings, providing the right amount of heat, and this for a long enough span of time. Quite understandably, it has always been a prime target of human curiosity, and more recently one of scientific investigation. During the last century, it was realized that the Sun is a star like billions of others; we learned since that it draws its energy from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen, and we are now able to estimate its age and life expectancy.

Preface
Group photograph
List of participants
Eclipses from the standpoint of celestial mechanics
The Williams College expedition to Rmnicu Vlcea
Heliospheric extent of the coronal phenomena
The solar corona: white light polarization and modelling of the large scale electron density distribution
Observing the solar magnetic field
Solar activity
New views of active regions, flares and CME's from space
Modeling the evolution of solar magnetic fields
Non-LTE radiation processes: Application to the Solar Corona
Models of the solar atmosphere
Inversion of line profiles and solar fine structures
Sounding the solar interior
What we know about the solar interior
Theory of solar luminosity variations
Index
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ISBN: 9780792366249
ISBN-10: 0792366247
Series: NATO Science Series C: (Closed)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 31st October 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47