Advertisement

The Sun

  • Hannu Karttunen
  • Pekka Kröger
  • Heikki Oja
  • Markku Poutanen
  • Karl Johan Donner

Abstract

The Sun is our nearest star. It is important for astronomy because many phenomena which can only be studied indirectly in other stars can be directly observed in the Sun (e.g. stellar rotation, starspots, the structure of the stellar surface). Our present picture of the Sun is based both on observations and on theoretical calculations. Some observations of the Sun disagree with the theoretical solar models. The details of the models will have to be changed, but the general picture should remain valid.

Keywords

Solar Wind Solar Activity Convection Zone Flux Rope Solar Surface 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Further Reading

  1. Golub, Pasachoff: The Solar Corona, Cambridge university Press 1997.Google Scholar
  2. Priest: Solar Magnetohydrodynamics, Reidel 1982.Google Scholar
  3. Stix: The Sun — An Introduction, Springer 1989.Google Scholar
  4. Taylor: The Sun as a Star, Cambridge University Press 1997.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannu Karttunen
    • 1
  • Pekka Kröger
    • 2
  • Heikki Oja
    • 3
  • Markku Poutanen
    • 4
  • Karl Johan Donner
    • 5
  1. 1.Tuorla ObservatoryUniversity of TurkuPiikkiöFinland
  2. 2.HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Observatory and University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.Finnish Geodetic InstituteMasalaFinland
  5. 5.Finnish Geodetic InstituteHelsinkiFinland

Personalised recommendations