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Solar activity

  • The 23rd Cycleby Sten Odenwald

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    On March 13, 1989, the entire Quebec power grid collapsed, automatic garage doors in California suburbs began to open and close without apparent reason, and microchip production came to a halt in the Northeast; in space, communications satellites had to be manually repointed after flipping upside down, and pressure readings on hydrogen tank supplies... more...

  • The Solar Dynamics Observatoryby Phillip Chamberlin; William Dean Pesnell; Barbara Thompson

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    This volume is dedicated to the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which was launched 11 February 2010. The articles focus on the spacecraft and its instruments: the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE), and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI). Articles within also describe calibration results... more...

  • Solar Image Analysis and Visualizationby Jack Ireland; C.A. Young

    Springer 2009; US$ 199.00

    Collects refereed papers submitted to the Third Solar Image Processing Workshop, (6-8 September, 2006, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland). This book covers topics such as image enhancement, automated feature detection, machine learning and visualization tools in support of solar physics. more...

  • The Sun Recorded Through Historyby J.M. Vaquero; M. Vazquez

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    The reconstruction of past solar activity may be also complemented by the study of historical accounts. This book describes how these events can be used to obtain information on parameters as solar rotation (sunspot drawings), coronal structure (aurorae and total eclipses) and radius determinations (total eclipses). more...

  • Solar Activity and Earth's Climateby Rasmus E. Benestad

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 239.00

    Introduces the subject of solar activity and the connection with Earth's climate. This book commences with a review of the historical progress on the understanding of the solar-terrestrial connection and moves on to an objective scrutiny of the various hypothesis. It focuses on how knowledge about the solar cycle and Earth's climate is obtained. more...

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