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Heliophysics: Evolving Solar Activity and the Climates of Space and Earth

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  • Page extent: 526 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.18 kg

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  • Dewey number: 523.7
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QB524 .H456 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Solar activity
    • Weather--Effect of solar activity on
    • Heliosphere (Astrophysics)
    • Solar-terrestrial physics

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521112949)

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Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets. Over the past few centuries, our understanding of how the Sun drives space weather and climate on the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate. This volume, the last in a series of three heliophysics texts, focuses on long-term variability from the Sun's decade-long sunspot cycle and considers the evolution of the planetary system over ten billion years from a climatological perspective. Topics covered range from the dynamo action of stars and planets to processes in the Earth's troposphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere and their effects on planetary climate and habitability. Supplemented by online teaching materials, it can be used as a textbook for courses or as a foundational reference for researchers in fields from astrophysics and plasma physics to planetary and climate science.

Other volumes in this series:

Heliophysics: Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos (Volume I)
Heliophysics: Space Storms and Radiation: Causes and Effects (Volume II)

Contents

Preface; 1. Interconnectedness in heliophysics Carolus J. Schrijver and George L. Siscoe; 2. Long-term evolution of magnetic activity of Sun-like stars Carolus J. Schrijver; 3. Formation and early evolution of stars and proto-planetary disks Lee W. Hartmann; 4. Planetary habitability on astronomical time scales Donald E. Brownlee; 5. Solar internal flows and dynamo action Mark S. Miesch; 6. Modeling solar and stellar dynamos Paul Charbonneau; 7. Planetary fields and dynamos Ulrich R. Christensen; 8. The structure and evolution of the 3D solar wind John T. Gosling; 9. The heliosphere and cosmic rays J. Randy Jokipii; 10. Solar spectral irradiance: measurements and models Judith L. Lean and Thomas N. Woods; 11. Astrophysical influences on planetary climate systems Juerg Beer; 12. Evaluating the drivers of Earth's climate system Thomas J. Crowley; 13. Ionospheres of the terrestrial planets Stanley C. Solomon; 14. Long-term evolution of the geospace climate Jan J. Sojka; 15. Waves and transport processes in atmospheres and oceans Richard L. Walterscheid; 16. Solar variability, climate, and atmospheric photochemistry Guy P. Brasseur, Daniel Marsch and Hauke Schmidt; Appendix I. Authors and editors; List of illustrations; List of tables; Bibliography; Index.

Contributors

Carolus J. Schrijver, George L. Siscoe, Lee W. Hartmann, Donald E. Brownlee, Mark S. Miesch, Paul Charbonneau, Ulrich R. Christensen, John T. Gosling, J. Randy Jokipii, Judith L. Lean, Thomas N. Woods, Juerg Beer, Thomas J. Crowley, Stanley C. Solomon, Jan J. Sojka, Richard L. Walterscheid, Guy P. Brasseur, Daniel Marsch, Hauke Schmidt

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