Mechanisms of Chromospheric and Coronal Heating

Proceedings of the International Conference, Heidelberg, 5–8 June 1990

  • Peter Ulmschneider
  • Eric R. Priest
  • Robert Rosner
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter Ulmschneider, Eric R. Priest, Robert Rosner
      Pages 1-3
  3. Solar Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Observations of Oscillations

    3. Photospheric Dynamics and Heating

      1. A. Nesis, A. Hanslmeier, R. Hammer, R. Komm, W. Mattig
        Pages 36-38
      2. T. D. Tarbell, G. L. Slater, Z. A. Frank, R. A. Shine, K. P. Topka
        Pages 39-41
    4. Chromospheric Observations and Heating

    5. Chromosphere-Transition Layer Observations and Modelling

About these proceedings


One of the great problems of astrophysics is the unanswered question about the origin and mechanism of chromospheric and coronal heating. Just how these outer stellar envelopes are heated is of fundamental importance, since all stars have hot chromospheric and coronal shells where the temperature rises to millions of degrees, comparable to the temperatures in the stars' cores. Here for the first time is a comprehensive inventory of the proposed chromospheric and coronal heating theories. The proposed heating processes are critically compared, and the observational evidence for the various mechanisms is reviewed. This is essential reading for all those working in such fields as stellar activity, radio and XUV emission, rotation, and mass loss, for whom a detailed and consistent presentation of our knowledge of chromospheric and coronal heating mechanisms is urgently needed.


Accretion Chromosphäre Granulation Korona LOPES accretion disk astrophysics chromosphere corona gravity koronale und chromosphärische Aufheizungsmechanismen solar physics solar wind star sun

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Ulmschneider
    • 1
  • Eric R. Priest
    • 2
  • Robert Rosner
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische AstrophysikHeidelbergFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.The Mathematical Institute North HaughUniversity of St. AndrewsSt. AndrewsGreat Britain
  3. 3.E. Fermi Institute and Dept. of Astronomy and AstrophysicsChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87457-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87455-0
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