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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)

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Published: 22nd June 2004
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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.

Preface
List of Participants
List of Lectures
Radio astronomy: a short historical introduction
Principles of synchrotron emission in an astrophysical context
Non-thermal emission from extragalactic radio sources: a high resolution broad band approach
The observational properties of blazars: selection relationships and unification
Observing blazars with VLBI
Theory of relativistic jets: basic concept
Parsec-scale morphologies and properties of radio sources
Supermassive black holes in the Universe
Young powerful radio sources and their evolution
AGN unification: past, present and future
Radio polarimetry
Gravitational lensing with radio bias
VLBI observations of gravitational lenses
Scintillation in extragalactic radio sources
Supernovae
Astrophysical masers
Radio and optical interferometry
Optical interferometry: astronomical application
Data Analysis
Deep fields: the faint sub-mJy and microJy radio sky: a VLBI perspective
Space VLBI
VLBI for geodesy abd geodynamics
Tropospheric and ionospheric phase calibration
Ground-based VLBI facilities: the European and global VLBI network
Tutorials
Contributed Papers
Index
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ISBN: 9781402018763
ISBN-10: 1402018762
Series: NATO Science Series II
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 414
Published: 22nd June 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 1.33