ERIC Number: ED312125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Solar Physics in the Space Age.
Dittmer, Phil D.; And Others
This amply illustrated booklet provides a physical description of the sun as well as present and future tasks for solar physics study. The first chapter, an introduction, describes the history of solar study, solar study in space, and the relevance of solar study. The second chapter describes the five heliographic domains including the interior, surface atmosphere, inner corona, outer corona and solar wind, and the sun-earth interface. The third chapter discusses current problems in solar physics such as: solar neutrinos; helioseismology; magnetic fields; temperature of the corona; solar flares; holes in the corona; solar wind; coronal mass ejections; solar constant changes; and effects of the changing sun. The last chapter describes types of space missions and future solar research. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.