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Presents a summary of new results obtained by the international space mission CORONAS-F
Provides important insights into the solar-terrestrial environment
Delivers first English-language, authoritative report on a key 5-year solar observation mission
This volume is the updated and extended translation of the Russian original. It presents the results of observations of solar activity and its effects in the Earth space environment carried out from July 2001 to December 2005 on board the CORONAS-F space mission. The general characteristics of the CORONAS-F scientific payload are provided with a description of the principal experiments. The main results focus on the global oscillations of the Sun (p-modes), solar corona, solar flares, solar cosmic rays, Earth’s radiation belts, and upper atmosphere. The book will be welcomed by students, post-graduates, and scientists working in the field of solar and solar-terrestrial physics.
This English edition is supplemented by sections presenting new results of the SPIRIT and TESIS experiments under the CORONAS solar program, as well as from the SONG experiment onboard the CORONAS-F satellite.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »CORONAS-F space mission - Earth’s radiation belts - Space weather measurements - X-ray emission of the Sun - active processes in the solar corona - global oscillations of the Sun - solar flare plasma - strong magnetic disturbances - study of solar activity