Our Sun is the nearest star and thus an ideal laboratory to study dynamic processes which are related to solar terrestrial physics.
The topics addressed in this book cover solar MHD and generation of acoustic waves, as well as physical parameters that are suited to describing solar activity and could serve as proxies for space weather forecasting. The influence of solar activity (radiation and solar wind) on telecommunication systems, satellite missions etc. is also discussed. In short, contribution reports are given on various topics in solar physics.
The book covers solar physics from the photosphere to space weather influences. The intended level of readership is aimed at students working in this or related fields, professionals, and astronomers who wish to acquire some basic knowledge in the field of solar terrestrial relations, which is provided in the review articles.
Preface. List of Participants. Invited Lectures. Highlights from SOHO and Future Space Missions; B. Fleck. Solar Instrumentation; O. von der Lühe. Solar Activity Monitoring; M. Messerotti. Space Weather and the Earth's Climate; N.B. Crosby. Solar Magnetohydrodynamics; R.W. Walsh. The Navier-Stokes Equations and their Solution: Convection and Oscillation Excitation; M.P. Rast. Solar Polarimetry and Magnetic Field Measurements; J.C. del Toro Iniesta. Contributed Papers. High-Resolution Solar Imaging Using Blind Deconvolution; K. Hartkorn. The Trieste Solar Radio System: A Surveillance Facility for the Solar Corona; M. Messerotti, et al. Deconvolutions and Power Spectra of Solar Granulation; K.N. Pikalov, A. Hanslmeier. Computational Methods Concerning the Solar Granulation; W. Pötzi, et al. Solar Activity Monitoring and Flare Alerting at Kanzelhöhe Solar Observatory; M. Steinegger, et al. Analytical Modeling of Composed Cylindrical Magnetic Structures in the Corona; V.M. Cadez, et al. Physical Conditions in Solar Coronal Holes on the Base of Non-LTE Calculations; E. Malanushenko, E. Baranovsky. X-Ray Limb Flares with Plasma Ejections; K. Mikurda, et al. Coincidences between Magnetic Oscillations and Halpha Bright Points; P.F. Moretti, et al. Chromospheric Dynamics as can be Inferred from Sumer/SOHO Observations; J. Rybák, et al. Formation of Coronal Shock Waves; B. Vrsnak. Onset of Metric and Kilometric Type II Bursts; B. Vrsnak. Observations of NOAA 8210 Using MOF and DHC of Kanzelhöhe Solar Observatory; A. Warmuth, et al. On the Rigid Component in the Solar Rotation; R. Brajsa, et al. The Location of Solar Oscillations in the Photosphere; A. Hanslmeier, et al. High ResolutionObservations of a Photospheric Light Bridge; J. Hirzberger, et al. Phases of the 5-min Photospheric Oscillations above Granules and Intergranular Lanes; E.V. Khomenko. A Photometric and Magnetic Analysis of the Wilson Effect; M. Steinegger, et al. Modeling VIRGO Spectral and Bolometric Irradiances with MDI Data; M. Steinegger, et al. Generated Langmuir Wave Distribution of an Electron Beam Group; C. Estel, G. Mann. Magnetoacoustic Surface Waves at the Base of the Convection Zone; C. Foullon, B. Roberts. Small-Scale Magnetic Elements in 2-D Nonstationary Magnetogranulation; A.S. Gadun, S.K. Solanki. Multi-Mode Kink Instability as a Mechanism for &dgr;-Spot Formation; M.G. Linton. A Numerical Method for Studies of 3D Coronal Field Structures; Z. Romeou, T. Neukirch. Numerical Modeling of Transition Region Dynamics; L. Teriaca, J.G. Doyle. The Effect of Azimuthal Magnetic Field on the Magnetostatic Models of Sunspots; P.B. Tiwari. Comparison of Local and Global Fractal Dimension Determination Methods; A. Veronig, et al. Author Index.