Solar Eruptions and Energetic Particles
Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): Natchimuthukonar Gopalswamy, Richard Mewaldt, Jarmo Torsti
Published Online: 27 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875904306
Online ISBN: 9781118666203
Book Series: Geophysical Monograph Series
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 165.
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are the most energetic events in the heliosphere. During solar cycle 23, the close connection between CMEs and solar energetic particles (SEPs) was studied in much greater detail than was previously possible, including effects on space weather.
This book reviews extensive observations of solar eruptions and SEPs from orbiting and ground-based systems. From SOHO and ACE to RHESSI and TRACE, we now have measurements of unprecedented sensitivity by which to test assumptions and refine models.
Discussion and analysis of:
- Coronal mass ejections and energetic particles over one solar cycle
- Implications of solar eruptions for space weather and human space exploration
- The elemental, isotopic, and ionic charge state composition of accelerated particles
- Complex interconnections among CMEs, flares, shocks, and energetic particles will make this book an indispensable resource for scientists working on the Sun-Earth connection, including space physicists, magnetospheric physicists, atmospheric physicists, astrophysicists, and aeronomists.