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The Solar Corona - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228723, 9781483266381

The Solar Corona

1st Edition

Proceedings of International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 16 Held at Cloudcroft, New Mexico, U.S.A., 28–30 August 1961

Editor: John W. Evans
eBook ISBN: 9781483266381
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 356
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The Solar Corona covers the proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 16 held at Cloudcroft, New Mexico, U.S.A. on August 28-30, 1961. The book focuses on the characteristics, reactions, and analysis of the solar corona.
The selection first offers information on the local physics of the corona and comments on coronal heating. Discussions focus on density, temperature, energy balance, excitation and ionization, and electrostatic ejection of light ions. The text then takes a look at the temperature of the solar corona and relative populations of Fe in the corona.
The publication tackles excitation of the red and green coronal lines; filamentary structure of the solar corona; prediction of solar emission lines in the short-wave region of the spectrum; and prominences of the solar corona. The text then examines the study of the corona by radar, rockets, and satellites; slow variations of the solar corona; and influence of flares on the associated permanent coronal condensation.
The selection is a vital source of data for scientists and readers interested in the solar corona.

Table of Contents



Session I Local Physics of the Corona

Introductory Review Paper:

Local Physics of the Corona

Comments on Coronal Heating

Remarks About the Temperature of the Solar Corona

Relative Populations of Fe in the Corona

Excitation of the Red and Green Coronal Lines

On the Filamentary Structure of the Solar Corona

Prominences and the Solar Corona

Solar X-Ray Emission

Prediction of Solar Emission Lines in the Short-Wave Region of the Spectrum

Solar Corona in Active Regions from Pulkovo Observations of the Green and Red Lines

Afternoon Session I

Corona-Chromosphere Interface, and the Heating of the Corona

Study of the Corona by Radar, Rockets, and Satellites

Magnetic Fields and Coronal Condensations; Stability of Coronal Structures

Session II Coronal Phenomena

Introductory Review Paper:

Fast Phenomena in the Solar Corona

Slow Variations of the Solar Corona

The Influence of Flares on the Associated Permanent Coronal Condensation

Photometry of the Solar Corona at the Eclipse of February 15, 1961

A Thermal Origin of the Postburst Increases of Solar Microwave Radiation

Some Features of AS Prominences

The Evolution of Solar Prominences

Some Relations between the Intensity of Green Coronal Line and Sunspot Groups

Comparaison des methodes photographique et photoelectrique pour la determination de Fintensite, du gradient, et du profil des raies coronales visibles et infrarouges

Premiers resultats concernant les spectres infrarouges de la Couronne obtenus pendant Feclipse du 15 fevrier 1961

L'observation depuis le sol de la couronne d'emission: la raie 3388 A

Polarigraphic Observations of the Solar Corona at the Eclipse of October 12, 1958 in the South Pacific

Interferometry of the Solar Corona

Afternoon Session II

The Temperature and Density Variation in the Corona

Coronal Measurements

Flare Associated Phenomena; Generation and Storage of High Energy Particles in the Corona

Session III Larger Aspects of the Corona

Introductory Review Paper:

The Extended Solar Corona

Helium Emission in the Solar Corona

Etude des grands jets de la couronne solaire observes en lumiere blanche sans coronographe

Sur differents aspects du rayonnement des sursauts de type IV

Corpuscular Streams and the Solar Corona Above Active Regions

The Structure of the Solar Corona and the Corpuscular Streams

The Penetration of Local Magnetic Fields into the Solar Corona and the Generation of Geoeffective Corpuscular Streams

Afternoon Session III

Relation of Corona to Prominences; Ionization and Excitation of the Corona; Identification of Coronal Lines

Corpuscular Emission from the Corona, and the Identification of Radio and Visual Coronal Features

Summary of the Discussion on Type IV Radio Emission

Communicated Papers

A Possible Interpretation of the Observed Displacements of Coronal and Prominence Emission Lines

Measures of the Brightness and Color of the Solar Corona Studied at Six Eclipses

Magnetohydrostatic Models of the Solar Corona

The Sun's Magnetic Field and the Stability of Solar Markings

On the General Structure of the Solar Corona

Subject Index


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