The sun's surface and subsurface : investigating shape and irradiance / Jean Pierre Rozelot (ed.).
Contributor(s): Rozelot, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre)Material type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 599.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2003Description: 1 online resource (xx, 216 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540457558; 3540457550Subject(s): Sun -- Surface | Sun -- Diameters | Solar surface | Sun | Planetology | Astrophysics and Astroparticles | Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) | Geophysics/Geodesy | Astronomy, Observations and TechniquesGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sun's surface and subsurface.DDC classification: 523.7/1 LOC classification: QB528 | .S86 2003Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references.
A Guide to the Book -- The Figure of the Sun, Astrophysical Consequences. A Tutorial -- Helioseismology: a Fantastic Tool to Probe the Interior of the Sun -- Detection of Solar Eigenmodes -- Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance: Origins. Measurements, and Models -- Focusing of a Parallel Beam to Form a Point in the Particle Deflection Plane -- Atmospheric Turbulence and Solar Diameter Measurement -- Measurements of the Sun`s Radius at Calern Observatory -- Solar Astrometry With the Astrolabe of Santiago.
Composed of a set of lectures and tutorial reviews, this book stems from a summer school devoted to the gravitational aspects of the sun and their geophysical consequences. Contribitions elaborate on the gravitational distortions of the sun which can be used to gain some knowledge of the sun's interior and surface phenomena but which also influences the sun's irradience and thus ultimately the earth's climate. Last but not least, it is shown that these small distortions constitute a formidable challenge to solar astrometry, and the final part of the book describes the observational difficulties in defining unequivocally the solar diameter.