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Astronomy - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences | Multi-Scale Physics in Coronal Heating and Solar Wind Acceleration - From the Sun into the Inner

Multi-Scale Physics in Coronal Heating and Solar Wind Acceleration

From the Sun into the Inner Heliosphere

Burgess, D., Drake, J., Marsch, E., Steiger, R., Velli, M., Zurbuchen, Th. (Eds.)

Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Volume 172/ 1-4, 2012

2013, VI, 409 p.


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  • Relates kinetic processes to macroscopic phenomena in the solar atmosphere
  • Uses theoretical models that have observable consequences through remote sensing

This volume explores the cross-linkages between the kinetic processes and macroscopic phenomena in the solar atmosphere, which are at the heart of our current understanding of the heating of the closed and open corona and the acceleration of the solar wind. The focus lies on novel data, on theoretical models that have observable consequences through remote sensing, and on near-solar and inner-heliosphere observations, such as anticipated by the upcoming Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe missions, which are currently developed by the international community.

This volume is aimed at students and researchers active in solar physics and space science.

Previously published in Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 172, Nos. 1-4, 2012.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Alfven Waves - Coronal Holes - Inner-heliosphere Observations - Magnetic Reconnection - Near-solar Observations - Solar Atmosphere - Solar Corona - Solar Wind Acceleration - Solar Wind Sources

Related subjects » Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Geophysics & Geodesy

Table of contents 

UVCS Observations of Temperature and Velocity Profiles in Coronal Holes.- Helios: Evolution of Distribution Functions 0.3-1 AU.- Sources of Solar Wind at Solar Minimum: Constraints from Composition Data.- SUMER Observations of Coronal-Hole Temperatures.- Recent Observations of Plasma and Alfvenic Wave Energy Injection at the Base of the Fast Solar Wind.- Solar Wind Models from the Chromosphere to 1 AU.- Semiempirical Models of the Slow and Fast Solar Wind.- Self-Consistent Models of the Solar Wind.- Alfven Waves: Coherent Phenomena in Coronal Loops and Open-Field Regions.- The Structure and Dynamics of the Corona-Heliosphere Connection.- Magnetic Reconnection in the Solar Wind.- Interchange Reconnection: Remote Sensing of Solar Signature and Role in Heliospheric Magnetic Flux Budget.- On the Role of Interchange Reconnection in the Generation of the Slow Solar Wind.- Ion Heating and Acceleration During Magnetic Reconnection Relevant to the Corona.- Power Law Distributions of Suprathermal Ions in the Quiet Solar Wind.- Three-Dimensional Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection With or Without Velocity Shears.- Emerging Parameter Space Map of Magnetic Reconnection in Collisional and Kinetic Regimes.- Magnetic Reconnection for Coronal Conditions: Reconnection Rates, Secondary Islands and Onset.- Kinetic Models for Whistler Wave Scattering of Electrons in the Solar Corona and Wind.- Solar Wind Electron Transport: Interplanetary Electric Field and Heat Conduction.- Anisotropy in Space Plasma Turbulence: Solar Wind Observations.- Scalings, Cascade and Intermittency in Solar Wind Turbulence.- Interactions of Alfven-Cyclotron Waves with Ions in the Solar Wind.- Ion Kinetics in the Solar Wind: Coupling Global Expansion to Local Microphysics.- Nonmodal Linear Theory for Space Plasmas.

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