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Solar Cosmic Rays

Fundamentals and Applications


Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 405)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 63-89
  3. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 91-118
  4. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 119-164
  5. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 211-258
  6. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 259-297
  7. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 299-332
  8. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 333-371
  9. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 373-416
  10. Leonty Miroshnichenko
    Pages 417-456
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 457-521

About this book


The book summarizes the results of solar cosmic ray (SCR) investigations since 1942. The present monograph, unlike the reviews published earlier, treats the problem in self-contained form, in all its associations—from fundamental astrophysical aspects to geophysical, aeronautical and cosmonautical applications.

It includes a large amount of new data, accumulated during the last several decades of space research. As a result of the "information burst" in space physics, there are a lot of new interesting theoretical concepts, models and ideas that deserve attention.

The author gives an extensive bibliography, which covers non-partially the main achievements and failures in this field. The book will be helpful for a wide audience of space physicists and it will be relevant to graduate and postgraduate courses.

The book will serve as a reference work for researchers and students in solar physics and astrophysical plasma physics, as well as in cosmic rays physics, astroparticle physics, space science, solar-terrestrial relations, geophysics and those researching space weather problems, especially the problems of radiation hazard in space.


Global Electric Current Particle Acceleration Particle Interaction Radiation Hazard in Space Solar Activity Solar Atmosphere Solar Cosmic Rays Solar Flare Solar Wind Space Weather

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.IZMIRANMoscowRussia

About the authors

Prof. Leonty Miroshnichenko obtained his PhD in Physics and Mathematics in 1991 and is currently a professor at IZMIRAN, in the Sector of Helio-Ecological Relations. His research interests include solar cosmic rays, radiation hazards in space, solar flares, solar gamma radiation, interplanetary dynamical processes, diagnostics and forecasts of solar proton events and solar-terrestrial relations. He has written approximately 250 publications, including 11 books on solar cosmic rays and solar-terrestrial relations.

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