Illustrated Glossary for Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics by C. J. Durrant, I. W. Roxburgh (auth.), Dr. A. Bruzek, Dr. C.

By C. J. Durrant, I. W. Roxburgh (auth.), Dr. A. Bruzek, Dr. C. J. Durrant (eds.)

At the XV. basic meeting of the foreign Astronomical Union in Sydney 1973, fee 10 for sun job asked the incoming establishing Committee to set up a small team to suggest a customary nomenclature for sun beneficial properties and to arrange an illustrated textual content which might transparent the jungle of phrases for the advantage of sunlight physicists in addition to of theoreticians and learn staff in comparable fields. The problem used to be taken up through the president of fee 10, Prof. okay. O. Kiepenheuer, and his persuasive advocacy has led ultimately to the current publication. through the paintings, the declared goal yet now not the fundamental function was once revised. instead of arrange an inventory of ordinary phrases, we've got most well liked to assemble jointly all of the phrases that seem in present English-language literature. Synonyms and in part overlapping phrases are all recorded for the main half with out prejudice. each one has been outlined as precisely as attainable with the wish that during the long run they're used and understood with no ambiguity. it'd be a step at the highway to standardisation if those phrases weren't re-used for brand spanking new phenomena. New observations and new theories will result in reappraisals and redefinitions so the word list is meant extra as a consultant to the current scenario than as a rule-book.

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39, 3. Schatten, K. : 1972, in C. P. ), Solar Wind, NASA SP-308, p. 65. Svalgaard, L. and Wilcox, J . : 1975, Solar Phys. 41,461. Wilcox, 1. : 1971, in R. ), 'Solar Magnetic Fields', [AU Smp. 43,744. Wilcox, J. M. : 1974, Solar Phys. 34,461. 16 1. W. 5. Unipolar Magnetic Region A large-scale photospheric region where the magnetic elements are predominantly of one polarity . Examples are polar regions most of the time and the trailing parts of major active regions several months after their disintegration.

Beckers, 1. M. and Canfield, R. : 1976, in R. Cay rei and M. ), 'Physique des Mouvements dans les Atmospheres Stellaires', CNRS, Paris, p. 207. Christensen-Dalsgaard, J. : 1976, Nature 259, 89. Hill, H. , Stebbins, R. , and Brown, T. : 1975, Proe. 5th Int. Con. Atomic Masses and Fundamental Constants, Paris. Miehalitsanos, A. : 1973, Earth Extraterrest. Sci. 2, 125. Stein, R. F. : 1974,Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 12,407. 4. Short Period Oscillations The presence in the solar atmosphere of acoustic or magneto-acoustic waves with periods less than 100 s has often been invoked in order to carry mechanical, non-thermal, energy out of the convection zone.

Often rifts are observed bordering sharp-edge streamers as dark filaments, dark lanes or voids. 5) . Koutchmy, S. : 1970. Nature 226, 114l. MacQueen, R . , Eddy, J. , Gosling, J. , Munro, R. , Newkirk, G. A. Jr. , Poland, A. , and Ross, C. : 1974, Astrophys. J. 187, L8S . 7. een the terms condensation and enhancement. Both terms apply to the coronal parts of active regions, the active region corona. Physically, condensation refers to increased (electron) density, enhancement refers to enhanced radiation at visible, EUV, X-ray and radio wavelengths.

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