Sun, earth and sky

Kenneth R. Lang

Written in a light and friendly style, this lavishly illustrated book introduces the Sun and its physics, and describes all aspects of the Sun's interaction with us on Earth. The second edition of this book updates the popular text by providing comprehensive accounts of the most recent discoveries made by five modern solar spacecraft during the past decade. It contains a number of images never before seen in print. Breakthrough observations with the underground Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are also included. The new edition further provides modern interpretations of ozone depletion and global warming.

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  • Good Day, Sunshine: The Rising Sun.- Fire of Life.- Sunlight.- Daytime Star.- Cosmic Laboratory.- Children of the Stars.- Describing the Radiation.- Invisible Fires.- Energizing the Sun: Awesome Power, Enormous Times.- The Sun's Central Pressure Cooker.- Nuclear Fusion, Anti-Matter and Hydrogen Burning.- Diluting the Radiation.- The Sun's Remote Past and Distant Future.- Ghostlike Neutrinos: The Elusive Neutrino.- Neutrinos from the Sun.- Detecting Almost Nothing.- Solving the Solar Neutrino Problem.- Taking the Pulse of the Sun: Trapped Sounds.- Ode to the Sun.- Looking Inside the Sun.- Breaking the Symmetry.- Internal Flows.- Seeing Through the Sun.- A Magnetic Star: Islands of Intense Magnetism.- Bipolar Sunspots, Magnetic Loops and Active Regions.- Cycles of Magnetic Activity.- Internal Dynamo.- An Unseen World of Perpetual Change: The Sun's Visible Edge Is an Illusion.- The Million-Degree Corona.- Closed Coronal Loops and Open Coronal Holes.- The Dynamic Ever-Changing Corona.- The Eternal Solar Wind.- Ulysses, SOHO and the Origin of the Sun's Winds.- The Distant Frontier.- The Violent Sun: Energetic Solar Activity.- Solar Flares.- Flare Radiation from Energetic Electrons.- Energizing Solar Flares.- Erupting Prominences.- Coronal Mass Ejections.- Triggering Explosions on the Sun.- Energizing Space: The Ingredients of Space.- Probing the Solar Wind.- Earth's Magnetic Cocoon.- Penetrating Earth's Magnetic Defense.- Storing Invisible Particle Within Earth's Magnetosphere.- Active Experiments in Space.- Northern and Southern Lights.- Geomagnetic Storms.- Astronauts and Satellites in Danger.- Space Weather.- Transforming the Earth's Life-Sustaining Atmosphere: Fragile Planet Earth - The View From Space.- The Life-Saving Greenhouse Effect.- The Earth's Changing Atmosphere.- Our Sun-LayeredAtmosphere.- The Inconstant Sun.- Solar Ultraviolet and Terrestrial Ozone.- The Vanishing Ozone.- Healing the Planet.- Fire and Ice: Clear Skies and Stormy Weather.- Turning on the Heat.- Solar Radiation and Global Warming.- Consequences of Overheating the Earth.- Life in the Fast Line.- Over the Long Haul.- Glossary.- Directory of Web Sites.- Further Reading.- Quotation References.- Author Index.- Subject Index

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書名 Sun, earth and sky
著作者等 Lang, Kenneth R
出版元 Springer
刊行年月 c2006
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 xv, 284 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780387304564
NCID BA79459042
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国