The Solar Wind and the Earth - Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs 30 (Paperback)
  • The Solar Wind and the Earth - Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs 30 (Paperback)
zoom

The Solar Wind and the Earth - Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs 30 (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£278.50
Paperback 316 Pages / Published: 30/11/1989
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
As a star, the sun is continuously emitting an enormous amount of energy 33 into space, up to as much as 3. 9 X 10 erg/ s. This energy emission consists of three modes. Almost all the energy is emitted in the form of the familiar black-body radiation, commonly called sunlight. Although the amount of energy emitted is small, the sun also emits x rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV), and UV radiations, which are absorbed above the earth's stratosphere. These constitute the second mode of solar energy, separate from the black-body radiation that penetrates the lower layers of the atmosphere. The sun has another important mode of energy emission in which the energy is carried out by charged particles. These particles have a very wide range of energies, from less than I keY to more than I GeV. Because of this wide range, it is convenient to group them into two components: particles with energies greater than 10 keY and the lower-energy particles. The former are generally referred to as solar protons or solar cosmic rays; their emission is associated with active features on the sun. Their interaction with the atmosphere is similar to that of the x ray and EUV radiation. Low-energy particles constitute plasma, a gas of equal numbers of positive and negative particles. Actually, this plasma is the outermost part of the solar atmosphere, namely the corona, which blows out continuously . For this reason, the plasma flow is called the solar wind.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789027724724
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198


MEDIA REVIEWS
` ... lively, enthusiastic and authoritative accounts which have clearly been put together with great care. ... well selected, beautifully produced and right up to date. ... thoroughly recommend The Solar Wind and Earth as an informative and enjoyable book. '
The Observatory, 108

You may also be interested in...

Physics for Clinical Oncology
Added to basket
Factor Separation in the Atmosphere
Added to basket
Feynman's Lost Lecture
Added to basket
Water: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Astronomy Demystified
Added to basket
Biophysics DeMYSTiFied
Added to basket
Global Tectonics
Added to basket
£51.50
Paperback
The Pocket Atlas Of The Moving Body
Added to basket
Astrophysics of Planet Formation
Added to basket
Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.