Uniquely offers a broad view of the most important physics of solar/stellar flare physics
Captures the newest observations of all types, and the most diverse interpretative work through the work of 4 editors and 54 authors
Coincides with sunspot minimum and could therefore capture the remarkable solar activity of Hale Cycle 23, including the most powerful solar flare to have occurred in the modern era
This edited volume describes many aspects of current research on solar flares, emphasizing recent progress in understanding their X-ray and gamma-ray emissions. Several of the chapters deal comprehensively with the problems of particle acceleration, conversion of particle energy into various forms of radiation, and the inference of physical processes from observations. Other chapters deal with the full breadth and richness of flare observations, including microflares and nanoflares. This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers in solar physics and space science.
Previously published in Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 159/1-4, 2011.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Hale Cycle 23 activity - Particle acceleration space - Plasma astrophysics - RHESSI book - Solar X-rays - Solar activity - Solar flares - Solar gamma rays
Preface.- Overview of the Volume.- An Observational Overview of Solar Flares.- Implications of X-ray Observations for Electron Acceleration and Propagation in Solar Flares.- Properties of Energetic Ions in the Solar Atmosphere from Gamma-ray and Neutron Observations.- The Relationship Between Solar Radio and Hard X-ray Emission.- Microflares and the Statistics of X-ray Flares.- Deducing Electron Properties from Hard X-ray Observations.- Recent Advances in Understanding Particle Acceleration Processes in Solar Flares.- Energy Release and Particle Acceleration in Flares: Summary and Future Prospects.- Index.