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Solar History: An Introduction (Springerbriefs in Astronomy)

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Beyond the four centuries of sunspot observation and the five decades during which artificial satellites have monitored the Sun - that is to say for 99.99999% of the Sun's existence - our knowledge of solar history depends largely on analogy with kindred main sequence stars, on the outcome of various kinds of modelling, and on indirect measures of solar activity. They include the analysis of lunar rocks and meteorites for evidence of solar flares and other components of the solar cosmic-ray (SCR) flux, and the measurement of cosmogenic isotopes in wood, stratified ice and marine sediments to evaluate changes in the galactic cosmic-ray (GCR) flux and thus infer changes in the sheltering magnetic fields of the solar wind. In addition, shifts in the global atmospheric circulation which appear to result from cyclic fluctuations in solar irradiance have left their mark in river sediments and in

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Claudio Vita-Finzi was educated in Argentina and the UK, where he obtained his MA, PhD and ScD at Cambridge University. He was a Research Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge, 1961-4, and was then Lecturer, Reader, and Professor (personal Chair in Neotectonics) in Geography, then in Geological Sciences, at University College London 1964-2001, and he has been a Scientific Associate in the Dept. of Mineralogy of the Natural History Museum, London, since

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The need for a history of the Sun.- A history of solar

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ISBN:
9789400742949
Author:
Vita-finzi, Claudio
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Vita-Finzi, Claudio
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Cosmogenic istotopes
Subject:
Global atmospheric circulation and jet stream
Subject:
Paleoclimatology
Subject:
Solar corona and solar flares
Subject:
Solar cosmic-ray flux
Subject:
Solar wind.
Subject:
Sun spots and solar activity
Subject:
Sun s interior
Subject:
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Subject:
Meteorology/Climatology
Subject:
Geophysics and Environmental Physics
Subject:
Planetology
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
atmospheric sciences
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2013
Series:
SpringerBriefs in Astronomy
Publication Date:
20121013
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
100
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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