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The Heliosphere Near Solar Minimum : The Ulysses perspective - Andre Balogh

The Heliosphere Near Solar Minimum

The Ulysses perspective

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2001
ISBN: 9781852332044
Number Of Pages: 411

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The Ulysses observations have charted the heliosphere around the minimum in the 11 year cycle of solar activity, revealing the large scale properties of the heliospheric medium and its micro-scale characteristics. This book presents for the first time, a comprehensive review of the results of the Ulysses mission.The first chapter provides an overview of the region, introducing the heliosphere prior to the Ulysses mission, and the objectives and characteristics of the mission itself. Subsequent chapters discuss in detail specific areas of the heliosphere, including the solar wind, large and small scale features, cosmic rays and energetic particles, and the observations of interstellar gas and cosmic dust. Each of these chapters is written by members of the Ulysses science team, concentrating on their own areas of expertise, and is written in a clear and accessible way.In this book, the authors aim to summarise our understanding of the heliosphere near solar minimum and to provide the basis for understanding the more complex state of the heliosphere around solar maximum, which will be observed during the next phase of the Ulysses mission.

List of figures, tables and plates
Introductionp. 1
The solar-wind and heliospheric magnetic field in three dimensionsp. 43
Corotating and transient structures in the heliospherep. 107
Ulysses measurements of waves, turbulence and discontinuitiesp. 167
Waves and instabilities in the three-dimensional heliospherep. 229
Energetic particles in the heliospherep. 259
Heliospheric and interstellar phenomena revealed from observations of pickup ionsp. 287
Cosmic rays at all latitudes in the inner heliospherep. 327
Cosmic dustp. 373
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ISBN: 9781852332044
ISBN-10: 1852332042
Series: Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 411
Published: 1st May 2001
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 1.03