Transport and energy conversion in the heliosphere : lectures given at the CNRS summer school on solar astrophysics, Oleron, France, 25-29 May 1998 / J.-P. Rozelot, L. Klein, J.-C. Vial (eds.). - Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2000. - 1 online resource (viii, 214 pages) : illustrations - Lecture notes in physics, 553 0075-8450 ; . - Lecture notes in physics ; 553. .

Includes corrections of mistakes noted in printed version after its release.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction to MHD / Jean Heyvaerts -- Magnetic reconnection : classical aspects / Clare E. Parnell -- Structuring of the solar plasma by the magnetic field / Pascal Démoulin, Karl-Ludwig Klein -- Structuring of the magnetospheric plasma by the solar terrestrial interactions / Dominique Fontaine -- Self-consistent kinetic approach for low-frequency and quasi-static electromagnetic perturbations in magnetic-mirror confined plasmas / René Pellat [and others].

Annotation The book contains courses taught to a public of Ph. D. students, post-docs & confirmed researchers in all fields of heliospheric plasma physics. It aims at identifying physical issues which are common to two different fields of astronomy: solar & magnetospheric physics. Emphasis is given to basic processes of transport & conversion of energy: magnetic reconnection is discussed in detail from the viewpoints of MHD & kinetic physics. Processes of charged particle acceleration are reviewed & compared with recent observations. The subject is introduced by a summary of MHD, & the basic structures & parameters of the solar atmosphere, terrestrial ionosphere & magnetosphere are reviewed. The book combines a pedagogic & comprehensive presentation of physical issues & raises fully open questions, with the complementary & sometimes conflicting views of geophysicists & solar physicists. The book's focus, while basic, opens new avenues.

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Heliosphere (Astrophysics)--Congresses.
Magnetic reconnection--Congresses.
Magnetohydrodynamics--Congresses.
Heliosphere (Astrophysics)
Magnetic reconnection.
Magnetohydrodynamics.


Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.

QC881.2.H43

523.5/8

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