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Sunspots and Starspots
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  • Page extent: 292 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.73 kg
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Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521860031)

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$160.00 (C)

Written from both an observational and historical perspective, this book is the first to provide a comprehensive combined account of sunspots and starspots. It begins with a substantial historical introduction, then explores the intricate structure of a sunspot's magnetic field and the prevalence of polar spots on stars. Additional topics covered in depth include solar and stellar magnetic activity, dynamo models of magnetic cycles, and the influence of solar variability on the Earth's magnetosphere and climate. It is a valuable reference for graduate students and specialists in solar and stellar physics, astronomers, geophysicists, space physicists and experts in fluid dynamics and plasma physics.

Contents

Preface; 1. The sun among the stars; 2. Sunspots and starspots: a historical introduction; 3. Overall structure of a sunspot; 4. Fine structure of the umbra; 5. Fine structure of the penumbra; 6. Oscillations in sunspots; 7. Sunspots and active regions; 8. Magnetic activity in stars; 9. Starspots; 10. Solar and stellar activity cycles; 11. Solar and stellar dynamos; 12. Solar activity, space weather, and climate change; 13. The way ahead; Appendices; References; Index.

Review

"...a valuable reference for graduate students and specialists in solar and stellar physics, astronomers, geophysicists, space physicists, and experts in fluid dynamics and plasma physics." --Lunar and Planetary Institute

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