The Many Faces of the Sun

A Summary of the Results from NASA’s Solar Maximum Mission

  • Keith T. Strong
  • Julia L. R. Saba
  • Bernhard M. Haisch
  • Joan T. Schmelz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. K. T. Strong, J. T. Schmelz
    Pages 1-18
  3. R. C. Willson
    Pages 19-40
  4. G. D. Holman, C.-C. Cheng, J. B. Gurman, B. M. Haisch, A. I. Poland, J. G. Porter et al.
    Pages 41-88
  5. A. Fludra, J. L. R. Saba, J.-C. Hénoux, R. J. Murphy, D. V. Reams, J. R. Lemen et al.
    Pages 89-142
  6. A. Hundhausen
    Pages 143-200
  7. G. M. Simnett
    Pages 201-230
  8. W. T. Vestrand, J. A. Miller
    Pages 231-272
  9. M. J. Aschwanden
    Pages 273-300
  10. P. L. Bornmann
    Pages 301-330
  11. E. Antonucci, D. Alexander, J. L. Culhane, C. de Jager, P. MacNeice, B. V. Somov et al.
    Pages 331-392
  12. C.-C. Cheng
    Pages 393-408
  13. Z. F. Svestka, G. Poletto, J. Fontenla, P. Hick, R. A. Kopp, B. Sylwester et al.
    Pages 409-440
  14. K. J. H. Phillips
    Pages 441-456
  15. J. M. Ryan, A. C. Aikin, E. W. Cliver, E. Rieger, G. H. Share
    Pages 457-480
  16. B. M. Haisch
    Pages 481-496
  17. O. C. St. Cyr
    Pages 497-504
  18. G. H. Share, C. Kouveliotou, R. Schwartz
    Pages 505-532
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 533-610

About this book


A decade of observations of the Sun with NASA's Solar Maximum Mission satellite has led to many discoveries in solar physics and atomic physics. While the analysis of the data is still continuing, a huge body of literature has now been published interpreting results from the mission. This book collects a review of these results in a single volume to provide a snapshot, as it were, of the current state of knowledge of solar physics. It will thus be a useful tool for both teaching and research, as well as a guide to planners of future missions to investigate the Sun. Individual chapters, each written by an expert in solar physics, cover such topics as: z Variations in the solar irradiance z Active regions of the Sun z The corona: elemental abundances; coronal mass ejections z Chromospheric evaporation z Solar flares; ultraviolet flares; nonthermal flare emissions z Flare dynamics; preflare activity; the gradual phase of flares; particle acceleration in flares z Spectroscopy and atomic physics z Solar-terrestrial science z The solar-stellar connection z Comet observations z Cosmic studies


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Editors and affiliations

  • Keith T. Strong
    • 1
  • Julia L. R. Saba
    • 2
  • Bernhard M. Haisch
    • 1
  • Joan T. Schmelz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department H1-12Lockheed-Martin Solar and Astrophysics LaboratoryPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Lockheed-Martin Solar and Astrophysics LaboratoryUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7145-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1442-7
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