Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Olga E. Malandraki, Norma B. Crosby
    Pages 1-26 Open Access
  3. Karl-Ludwig Klein
    Pages 27-43 Open Access
  4. Rami Vainio, Alexandr Afanasiev
    Pages 45-61 Open Access
  5. Angels Aran, Neus Agueda, Alexandr Afanasiev, Blai Sanahuja
    Pages 63-78 Open Access
  6. R. Bütikofer
    Pages 79-94 Open Access
  7. Marlon Núñez, Karl-Ludwig Klein, Bernd Heber, Olga E. Malandraki, Pietro Zucca, Johannes Labrens et al.
    Pages 113-131 Open Access
  8. Karl-Ludwig Klein, Kostas Tziotziou, Pietro Zucca, Eino Valtonen, Nicole Vilmer, Olga E. Malandraki et al.
    Pages 133-155 Open Access
  9. Alexandr Afanasiev, Angels Aran, Rami Vainio, Alexis Rouillard, Pietro Zucca, David Lario et al.
    Pages 157-177 Open Access
  10. B. Heber, N. Agueda, R. Bütikofer, D. Galsdorf, K. Herbst, P. Kühl et al.
    Pages 179-199 Open Access
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 201-203

About this book


Solar energetic particles (SEPs) emitted from the Sun are a major space weather hazard motivating the development of predictive capabilities. This book presents the results and findings of the HESPERIA (High Energy Solar Particle Events forecasting and Analysis) project of the EU HORIZON 2020 programme. It discusses the forecasting operational tools developed within the project, and presents progress to SEP research contributed by HESPERIA both from the observational as well as the SEP modelling perspective. Using multi-frequency observational data and simulations HESPERIA investigated the chain of processes from particle acceleration in the corona, particle transport in the magnetically complex corona and interplanetary space, to the detection near 1 AU. The book also elaborates on the unique software that has been constructed for inverting observations of relativistic SEPs to physical parameters that can be compared with spac

e-borne measurements at lower energies. Introductory and pedagogical material included in the book make it accessible to students at graduate level and will be useful as background material for Space Physics and Space Weather courses with emphasis on Solar Energetic Particle Event Forecasting and Analysis.

This book is published with open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.


Solar Energetic Particles Space Weather forecasting Solar Flares Coronal Mass Ejections Solar Wind Shock Waves Particle acceleration in the solar corona Gamma-ray flares Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Olga E. Malandraki
    • 1
  • Norma B. Crosby
    • 2
  1. 1.National Observatory of Athens, IAASARSAthensGreece
  2. 2.Space Physics Division - Space WeatherRoyal Belgian Institute for Space AeronomyBrusselsBelgium

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