Observational Plasma Astrophysics: Five Years Of Yohkoh And Beyond by Tetsuya WatanabeObservational Plasma Astrophysics: Five Years Of Yohkoh And Beyond by Tetsuya Watanabe

Observational Plasma Astrophysics: Five Years Of Yohkoh And Beyond

byTetsuya WatanabeEditorTakeo Kosugi, Alphonse C. Sterling

Paperback | October 17, 2012

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Since its launch in 1991, the Yohkoh satellite has been returning unprecedented observations of solar flares and the dynamic solar corona. This book is a collection of papers presented at a meeting held in: Yoyogi, Tokyo, on the occasion of Yohkoh's fifth anniversary of operation. The papers constitute a summary of observations and results over the five years, including contributions based on data from Yohkoh's hard and soft X-ray telescopes and its spectrometer experiments. The five years of data, covering approximately one-half of a solar cycle, reveal a fresh perspective on solar science, with a new picture of solar flares and the active Sun emerging. Also, for the first time there are extensive results from Yohkoh observations of the Sun during the solar minimum period.
This wide-ranging volume will be of interest to workers in solar physics and X-ray astronomy. It also contains material appropriate for supplemental reading for graduate students in solar physics.
Title:Observational Plasma Astrophysics: Five Years Of Yohkoh And BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:398 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.68 inPublished:October 17, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940106198X

ISBN - 13:9789401061988


Table of Contents

Preface. I. Basic Properties of Cosmic Plasmas. II. Origin of Cosmic Plasma Dynamics. III. Magnetic Reconnection as an Engine of Cosmic Explosions. Joint Observation of Yohkoh and SoHO. IV. High-Energy Particle Acceleration in Cosmic Plasmas. Posters. List of Participants.

Editorial Reviews

`In summary, this is an interesting book which can stimulate new ideas - something to keep at hand on your bookshelf.'
Solar Physics, 184 (1999)