The Nature of Solar Prominences

  • Einar Tandberg-Hanssen

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 199)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Einar Tandberg-Hanssen
    Pages 1-17
  3. Einar Tandberg-Hanssen
    Pages 19-79
  4. Einar Tandberg-Hanssen
    Pages 81-111
  5. Einar Tandberg-Hanssen
    Pages 113-165
  6. Einar Tandberg-Hanssen
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  7. Einar Tandberg-Hanssen
    Pages 237-273
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 275-308

About this book

Introduction

"He is beautiful and radiant with great splendor ... " St. Francis, from Cantico del sole Two decades have elapsed since the publication of Solar Prominences, 20 years that have seen a nearly phenomenal increase in the interest, as well as the infor­ mation, concerning these fascinating and beautiful manifestations of solar ac­ tivity. During this period many meetings have been held, and several books and proceedings have been published, all dealing with specific aspects of solar prominences. However, no unifying and comprehensive accord has appeared. Recently some of my colleagues suggested that the time was ripe for a new addition of Solar Prominences, and Kluwer Academic Publishers wanted to pub­ lish such a book. I, therefore, venture to present this monograph in the hope of kindling the interest of some graduate students in the study of this-probably the most spectacular and often the most beautiful of solar activity manifestation. However, since it is the physical processes behind these events that will particu­ larly interest us, I also hope the book may be of help to some of my colleagues. In a rapidly developing field of science it is difficult, if not impossible, to present an overview that is up to date in every respect. I have made nearly every effort to include the latest contributions in the broad area of prominence research, but I am sure I have overlooked some important investigations. For these oversights, I apologize.

Keywords

Corona Solar flare Solar prominence astrophysics solar

Authors and affiliations

  • Einar Tandberg-Hanssen
    • 1
  1. 1.George C. Marshall Space Flight CenterNASAHuntsvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-3396-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4526-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3396-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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