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High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares

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  • Uniquely offers a broad view of the most important physics of solar/stellar flare physics

  • Captures the newest observations of all types, and the most diverse interpretative work through the work of 4 editors and 54 authors

  • Coincides with sunspot minimum and could therefore capture the remarkable solar activity of Hale Cycle 23, including the most powerful solar flare to have occurred in the modern era

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About this book

This edited volume describes many aspects of current research on solar flares, emphasizing recent progress in understanding their X-ray and gamma-ray emissions. Several of the chapters deal comprehensively with the problems of particle acceleration, conversion of particle energy into various forms of radiation, and the inference of physical processes from observations. Other chapters deal with the full breadth and richness of flare observations, including microflares and nanoflares.

This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers in solar physics and space science.

Previously published in Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 159/1-4, 2011.


Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, USA

    A. Gordon Emslie

  • Solar Physics Laboratory Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA

    Brian R. Dennis

  • Space Sciences Lab, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

    Robert P. Lin

  • Space Sciences Lab, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Hugh Hudson

About the editors

Dr. Emslie is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Physics & Astronomy, at Western Kentucky University.  Prior to that, he was Associate Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate College, and Regents Professor of Physics at Oklahoma State University.  He was at the University of Alabama in Huntsville from 1981 to 2004, starting as an assistant professor of physics, becoming chair of that department and then Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. He is a co-investigator on the NASA Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) mission and has published over 150 scholarly articles in refereed publications.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares

  • Editors: A. Gordon Emslie, Brian R. Dennis, Robert P. Lin, Hugh Hudson

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4614-3072-8Published: 19 January 2012

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4899-8668-9Published: 23 February 2014

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 478

  • Additional Information: Previously published in Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 159/1-4, September¬†2011

  • Topics: Astrophysics and Astroparticles, Plasma Physics

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