"Intermixed with the science are many useful examples to provide context for the physics along with discussions on model limitations, contemporary challenges, and history. This reviewer greatly enjoyed the weaving of Kristian Birkeland's historic research some 100 years ago into the chapter on stellar winds. This work dramatically illustrates the complex interplay of electromagnetism, plasmas, and gravity within a wide array of space plasma environments in our local cosmos. Essential." - CHOICE
Descrizione del libro
This volume provides a uniquely integrated approach to studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and the climate of planets. The first in this series of three heliophysics texts, it is a core resource for students and researchers in plasma, solar, and space physics.