The Solar Chromosphere and Corona: Quiet Sun [E-Book] / by R. Grant Athay.
Athay, R. Grant, (author)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1976
515 p. online resource.
englisch
9789401017152
10.1007/978-94-010-1715-2
Astrophysics and Space Science Library, A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews ; 53
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Introduction
  • 1. Chromospheres and Coronas
  • 2. Goals for Solar Physics
  • 3. Chromosphere and Coronal Boundaries
  • 4. Methods of Observation
  • 5. The K- and F-Coronas
  • 6. Comments on Discrete Geometrical Features
  • 7. Depths of Line Formation
  • II. Structural Features
  • 1. Observational Methods
  • 2. The Photospheric Structure
  • 3. Chromospheric Network
  • 4. Chromospheric Fine Structure on the Disk
  • 5. Spicule Structure
  • 6. Transition Region Structure
  • 7. Non-Spherical Modeling
  • 8. Chromospheric Active Region Structure
  • 9. Observations of Coronal Structures
  • 10. Fine Structure of Inner Corona
  • 11. Coronal Streamers
  • 12. Coronal Rays and Plumes
  • 13. Coronal Disk Structures and Coronal Holes
  • 14. Prominences
  • 15. Solar Cycle Effects
  • III. Macroscopic Motions
  • 1. Measuring Systematic Motions
  • 2. Photospheric Motions
  • 3. Chromospheric Motions
  • 4. Small Scale Coronal Motions
  • 5. Coronal Expansion: The Solar Wind
  • 6. Prominence Motions
  • 7. Impulsive Motions
  • 8. Mass Balance and Energy Transport in Mass Flow
  • IV. Magnetic Fields
  • 1. Method of Observation
  • 2. Energy Considerations
  • 3. Polar Fields and UM Regions
  • 4. Evolution of Large Scale Fields
  • 5. Structure and Evolution of Small Scale Fields
  • 6. Coronal Magnetic Fields
  • V. Spectral Characteristics
  • 1. Visual and Near Infrared Disk
  • 2. Visual and Near Infrared Limb
  • 3. Infrared, Radio and XUV Continuum Data
  • 4. XUV Emission Lines
  • VI. Analytical Methods for Spectroscopic Data
  • 1. Scattering Continuum
  • 2. Bound-Free Continua: Effectively Thin Case
  • 3. Free-Free Continua
  • 4. Total Line Intensities: Effectively Thin Case
  • 5. Profiles of lines and Bound-Free Continua: Effectively Thick Case
  • VII. Empirical Chromospheric and Coronal Models
  • 1. Summary Models
  • 2. Conditions at the Optical Limb
  • 3. The Temperature Minimum Region
  • 4. The Low Chromosphere
  • 5. The Middle Chromosphere
  • 6. The High Chromosphere
  • 7. The Chromosphere-Corona Transition Region
  • 8. The Corona
  • VIII. Chromospheric Structure Inferred from Spectral Lines
  • 1. Chromospheres and Coronas as Phenomena of Stellar Atmospheres
  • 2. Influence of the Chromospheric Temperature Rise
  • 3. Influence of the Chromospheric Increase in Doppler Width
  • 4. Ca ii lines
  • 5. Mg ii Lines
  • 6. Neutral Metal Lines
  • 7. Hydrogen Lines
  • 8. C ii and O i Lines
  • 9. Summary
  • IX. Energy and Momentum Balance
  • 1. Energy Balance
  • 2. Radiation Loss Rates
  • 3. Thermal Stability
  • 4. Coronal Energy Loss by Thermal Conduction and Evaporation
  • 5. Energy Balance Within the Transition Region
  • 6. The Base of the Transition Region
  • 7. The Effect of Motions
  • 8. Energy Losses from the Chromosphere
  • 9. The Quiet Sun Solar Wind
  • 10. Spicule Mechanisms
  • X. Wave Generation and Heating
  • 1. Wave Generation
  • 2. Interpretation of 5 Minute Oscillations
  • 3. Generation of Waves by the Convection Zone
  • 4. Heating
  • 5. Acoustic Production of Stellar Chromospheres and Coronas.