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Sunspots: theory and observations (Proc. of the NATO advanced research workshop Cambridge, UK, september 22/27 1991) TO adv science inst, C:math/phy sc 375), Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992 Nato Science Series C: Series, Vol. 375

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Thomas J.H., Weiss N.O.

Couverture de l’ouvrage Sunspots: theory and observations (Proc. of the NATO advanced research workshop Cambridge, UK, september 22/27 1991) TO adv science inst, C:math/phy sc 375)
This volume provides a full account of the many exciting recent advances in both observational and theoretical research on sunspots and is intended to serve as a monograph on the subject. It contains eighteen authoritative review articles on various aspects of the physics of sunspots, each of which is an expanded version of an invited review paper presented at the NATO ARW on the Theory of Sunspots in 1991. Chapters on starspots and on the relation between sunspots and the global-solar-magnetic field and the solar cycle place the subject in a broader astrophysical context. An extensive introductory chapter by the editors presents an overall view of modern research on sunspots from a historical perspective, with a comprehensive list of references, and makes this book suitable for students and nonspecialists, as well as the sophisticated reader.
Preface. I: Introduction. The Theory of Sunspots, J.H. Thomas, N.O. Weiss. II: Setting the Scene. Starspots, P.B. Byrne. The Evolution of Sunspots, C. Zwaan. III: Overall Structure of Sunspots. Continuum Observations and Empirical Models of the Thermal Structure of Sunspots, P. Maltby. Observations of the Mesoscale Magnetic Structure of Sunspots, A. Skumanich. Magnetohydrostatic Equilibrium in Sunspot Models, K. Jahn. The Fate of the Heat Flux Blocked by Spots, H.C. Spruit. IV: Fine Structure of Sunspots. Fine Structure of Umbrae and Penumbrae, R. Muller. High Resolution Observations of the Magnetic and Velocity Fields of Simple Sunspots, A.M. Title, Z.A. Frank, R.A. Shine T.D. Tarbell, K.P. Topka, G.B. Scharmer, W. Schmidt. Magnetoconvection, M.R.E. Proctor. The Cluster Model of Sunspots, A.R. Choudhuri. V: Waves and Oscillations in Sunspots. Sunspot Oscillations: Observations and Implications, B.W. Lites. Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in Structured Magnetic Fields, B. Roberts. Theory of Umbral Oscillations and Penumbral Waves, S.M. Chitre. Sunspot Seismology: The Interaction of a Sunspot with Solar p-Modes, T.J. Bogdan. VI: The Relation of Sunspots to the Global Solar Magnetic Field. The Formation of Flux Tubes at the Base of the Convection Zone, D.W. Hughes. The Motion of Magnetic Flux Tubes in the Convection Zone and the Subsurface Origin of Active Regions, F. Moreno-Insertis. VII: Concluding Summary. The Sunspot Phenomenon: A Commentary, E.N. Parker. Index.
' This volume will be an invaluable resource for years to come and I recommend it strongly not only to anyone with an interest in the fascinating subject of sunspots but also to anyone with an interest in the relation between theory and observation in modern astrophysics. 'Geophysics, Astrophysics, Fluid Dynamics, 74, 1994

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