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Heliophysics TextbooksTextbook series on "Heliophysics"

Edited by Karel Schrijver and George Siscoe.
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These books resulted from three successive summer schools (ongoing for at least another 3-year series, being taught from these books; where soon problem sets will be available to complement the material in the textbooks).  The Heliophysics books aim at the advanced undergraduate and starting graduate-level students, taking the perspective of heliophysics as a single intellectual discipline. The books touch on most branches of heliophysics, with particular emphasis on universal processes and on the multi-disciplinary character of many of its diverse range of specialties.

The three books are subtitled 'Plasma physics of the local cosmos', 'Space storms and radiation: causes and effects', and 'Evolving solar activity and the climates of space and Earth'.

Lecture material, problem sets, solutions,

and laboratory primers are found under "Resources".


Why Textbooks?

The sub-disciplines within Heliophysics have a rich variety of available textbooks, but no textbooks have existed until now that present the diverse materials from their common physical principles, and help teachers well-versed in one discipline to teach the directly related areas within other disciplines.

 

Table of contents


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Heliophysics I:

"Plasma physics of the local cosmos"

Cambridge Press: Hardback (ISBN-13: 9780521110617)
Published August 2009

Cambridge Press: Paperback (ISBN: 9781107403222)
Published August 2011

1) Prologue
2) Introduction to heliophysics
3) Creation and destruction of magnetic field
4) Magnetic field topology
5) Magnetic reconnection
6) Structures of the magnetic field
7) Turbulence in space plasmas
8) The solar atmosphere
9) Stellar winds and magnetic fields
10) Fundamentals of planetary magnetospheres
11) Solar-wind magnetosphere coupling: an MHD perspective
12) On the ionosphere and chromosphere
13) Comparative planetary environments

On-line Appendices [under development]:
1) Data archives, modeling sites, space weather forecasts
2) Descriptions on packages for numerical modeling
3) Problem sets
4) Collected textbook figures


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Heliophysics II:

"Space storms and radiation: causes and effects"

Cambridge Press: Hardback (ISBN-13: 9780521760515)
Published May 2010

Cambridge Press: Adobe eBook Reader (ISBN: 9780511730955)

Published May 2010


1) Perspective on heliophysics
2) Introduction: space storms and radiation
3) In situ detection of energetic particles
4) Radiative signatures of energetic particles
5) Observations of solar and stellar eruptions, flares, and jets
6) Models of coronal mass ejections and flares
7) Shocks in heliophysics
8) Particle acceleration in shocks
9) Energetic particle transport
10) Energy conversion in planetary magnetospheres
11) Energization of trapped particles
12) Flares, CMEs, and atmospheric responses
13) Energetic particles and manned spaceflight
14) Energetic particles and technology

On-line Appendices [under development]:
1) Data archives, modeling sites, space weather forecasts
2) Descriptions on packages for numerical modeling
3) Problem sets
4) Collected textbook figures


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Heliophysics III:

"Evolving solar activity and the climates of space and Earth"

Cambridge Press: Hardback (ISBN-13: 9780521112949)
Published November 2010

Cambridge Press: Adobe eBook Reader (ISBN: 9780511903922)

1) Interconnectedness in heliophysics
2) Long-term evolution of magnetic activity of Sun-like stars
3) Formation and early evolution of stars and protoplanetary disks
4) Planetary habitability on astronomical time scales
5) Solar internal flows and dynamo action
6) Modeling solar and stellar dynamos
7) Planetary fields and dynamos
8) The structure and evolution of the three-dimensional solar wind
9) The heliosphere and cosmic rays
10) Solar spectral irradiance: measurements and models
11) Astrophysical influences on planetary climate systems
12) Assessing the Sun–climate relationship in paleoclimate records
13) Ionospheres of the terrestrial planets
14) Long-term evolution of the geospace climate
15) Waves and transport processes in atmospheres and oceans
16) Solar variability, climate, and atmospheric photochemistry

On-Line Appendices [under development]:
1) Data archives, modeling sites, space weather forecasts
2) Descriptions on packages for numerical modeling
3) Problem sets
4) Collected textbook figures

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