The Solar Corona

The Solar Corona

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: John W. Evans
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266381

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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

  • Contributors


    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266381

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