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The Role of VLBI in Astrophysics, Astrometry and Geodesy : NATO Science Series II - Franco Mantovani

The Role of VLBI in Astrophysics, Astrometry and Geodesy

NATO Science Series II

By: Franco Mantovani (Editor), Andrzej Kus (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9781402018756
Number Of Pages: 414

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A masterly survey of the last 13 years of Very Long Baseline Interferometry, reviewed in light of the most advanced astronomical observations. Topics covered include: Nonthermal emission from extragalactic radio sources; Principles of synchrotron emission in relation to astrophysics; Theory of relativistic jets; Young, powerful radio sources and their evolution; Scintillation in extragalactic radio sources; Radio and optical interferometry; Radio polarimetry; Unified schemes; Deep fields; Tropospheric and ionospheric phase calibration; Supernovae; VLBI for geodesy and geodynamics.

Radio astronomy : a short historical introductionp. 1
Principles of synchrotron emission in an astrophysical contextp. 13
Non-thermal emission from extragalactic radio sources : a high resolution broad band approachp. 29
The observational properties of blazars; selection relationships and unificationp. 83
Observing blazars with VLBIp. 93
Theory of relativistic jets : basic conceptsp. 107
Parsec-scale morphologies and properties of radio sourcesp. 129
Supermassive black holes in the universep. 143
Young powerful radio sources and their evolutionp. 157
AGN unification; past, present and futurep. 175
Radio polarimetryp. 192
Gravitational lensing with radio biasp. 205
VLBI observations of gravitational lensesp. 219
Scintillation in extragalactic radio sourcesp. 233
Supernovaep. 243
Astrophysical masersp. 257
Radio and optical interferometryp. 289
Optical interferometry : astronomical applicationp. 307
Data analysisp. 319
Deep fields : the faint sub-mJy and microJy radio sky : a VLBI perspectivep. 337
Space VLBIp. 349
VLBI for geodesy and geodynamicsp. 359
Tropospheric and ionospheric phase calibrationp. 383
Ground based VLBI facilities : the European and global VLBI networkp. 403
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ISBN: 9781402018756
ISBN-10: 1402018754
Series: NATO Science Series II
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 414
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82