Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle

Authors: Balogh, Andre, Lanzerotti, Louis J., Suess, Steve T.

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  • The first book to describe the heliosphere through the 11-year solar activity cycle.
  • Compares uniquely the solar minimum and maximum activity epochs.
  • Demonstrates how the heliosphere changes and functions over a sunspot cycle.
  • Shows how the Ulysses results affect our understanding of the heliosphere.
  • Written by leading authorities on the heliosphere, the sun and its activity, and the Ulysses observations.
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Understanding how the Sun changes though its 11-year sunspot cycle and how these changes affect the vast space around the Sun – the heliosphere – has been one of the principal objectives of space research since the advent of the space age. This book presents the evolution of the heliosphere through an entire solar activity cycle. The last solar cycle (cycle 23) has been the best observed from both the Earth and from a fleet of spacecraft. Of these, the joint ESA-NASA Ulysses probe has provided continuous observations of the state of the heliosphere since 1990 from a unique vantage point, that of a nearly polar orbit around the Sun. Ulysses’ results affect our understanding of the heliosphere from the interior of the Sun to the interstellar medium - beyond the outer boundary of the heliosphere. Written by scientists closely associated with the Ulysses mission, the book describes and explains the many different aspects of changes in the heliosphere in response to solar activity. In particular, the authors describe the rise in solar activity from the last minimum in solar activity in 1996 to its maximum in 2000 and the subsequent decline in activity.

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"The book reviews the major achievements by Ulysses over solar cycle 23 … . The reviews are up to date with a comprehensive list of references. As such, the book may serve as an excellent starting point for those who are just starting to work in this field as well as for practitioners who wish to gain a wider perspective. … In short, the book will help readers new to this research field to appreciate the current understanding of the heliosphere … ." (Bo Li, Eos, October, 2008)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74302-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74302-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74301-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09368-5
Series ISSN
2366-0082
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 286
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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