The Sun and Space Weather

  • ArnoldĀ Hanslmeier

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 277)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Pages 3-15
  3. Pages 17-24
  4. Pages 111-153
  5. Pages 211-221
  6. Pages 223-237
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-250

About this book


Since the Sun is the main source of space weather effects, the first part of the book is devoted to a general introduction to the physics of the Sun. A better understanding of the phenomena underlying solar activity is also important for prediction of solar outbursts and thus for establishing alert systems for space missions and telecommunication systems. The book contains the following topics:

  • possible influence of the Sun on the Earth's climate;
  • the effects of radiation on humans in space and the expected radiation dose from various solar events;
  • disturbances of the Earth's ionosphere and the implications of radio communication at different wavelength ranges;
  • possible hazardous asteroids and meteoroids and their detection; and
  • space debris and special shielding of spacecraft.

In the cited literature more detailed information about the topics may be found.

This book provides an introduction and overview of modern solar-terrestrial physics for students as well as for researchers in the field of astrophysics, solar physics, geophysics, and climate research.


Orbit Scale Weather astrophysics ionosphere satellite solar

Authors and affiliations

  • ArnoldĀ Hanslmeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Geophysics Astrophysics and MeteorologyUniversity of GrazAustria

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