Astronomy and Astrophysics

Solar System

Editors: Trümper, Joachim E (Ed.)

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The last few decades have been called the “Golden Age of Astronomy”. The rapid increase of knowledge in the field necessitates publishing a new edition of the Astronomy and Astrophysics volumes of the Landolt-Boernstein. The title is now “Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology”. Cosmology has been added in order to make allowances for the increasing role of extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology. The present volume VI/4B on the “Solar System” is the first to be published of the new series. Volume VI/4A on “Instruments and Methods” will follow soon. Additional volumes on “Stars”, the “Galaxy”, “Galaxies, Large Scale Structure and Cosmology” are in the planning stage. The previous volumes covering the Solar System appeared in 1965, 1981 and 1993. In the meantime multi-wavelength observations of the sun – by ground based and space borne telescopes – have produced a wealth of new data. The same is true for telescopic and/or in situ investigations of the planets, moons, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, interplanetary dust, solar wind etc. The use of units for physical quantities in the present volume follows largely the rules given by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), c.f. http://www.iau.org/science/publications/proceedings/_rules/units/, which favour the international system (SI) of units. However, the centimetre-gram-second (CGS) system is used in some sections of the present volume, since it is still dominating in certain areas of astrophysics. A table with unit conversion of CGS to SI is given on the inside of the back cover of this book.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • 4.1.1.1 Solar global parameters; 4.1.1.2 Solar interior

    Stix, Michael

    Pages 1-13

  • 4.1.1.3 The solar energy spectrum

    Wilhelm, Klaus

    Pages 14-27

  • 4.1.1.4 Solar photosphere and chromosphere

    Steffen, Matthias

    Pages 28-86

  • 4.1.1.5 Solar transition region and quiet corona

    Wilhelm, Klaus

    Pages 87-102

  • 4.1.1.6 Radio emission of the quiet Sun

    Benz, Arnold O.

    Pages 103-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar System
Editors
  • Joachim E Trümper
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Series Volume
4B
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88054-7
Series ISSN
0942-8011
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 630
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