Solar Physics: Topical Collection on Irradiance Variations published
"Irradiance Variations of the Sun and Sun-like Stars", edited by Greg Kopp, Alexander Shapiro, and John Leibacher
A special article collection on "Irradiance Variations of the Sun and Sun-like Stars" has been published in the journal Solar Physics. This topical collection summarizes recent advances of observational and modeling aspects, emphasizing the links between surface magnetic fields and the resulting solar and stellar variability. In particular, the articles composing this collection summarize recent progress in i) solar-irradiance measurements; ii) modeling of solar- and stellar-irradiance variability; and iii) understanding of the effects of such variability on Earth’s climate and exoplanet environments.
Please, start reading the introductory article (open access):
Greg Kopp & Alexander Shapiro. Irradiance Variations of the Sun and Sun-Like Stars – Overview of Topical Collection. Sol Phys 296, 60 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-021-01802-8
Many of these submissions are outcomes of three recent meetings discussing these topics:
- 2018 Sun-Climate Symposium;
- Cool Stars 20 Splinter Session: "Stellar Brightness Variations: building on the solar knowledge”;
- IAU XXXth Focus Meeting FM9: "Solar Irradiance: Physics-Based Advances)”.
We hope you will enjoy reading these interesting contributions!
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