Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Exploring the Solar Wind

Edited by Marian Lazar

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

This book consists of a selection of original papers of the leading scientists in the fields of Space and Planetary Physics, Solar and Space Plasma Physics with important contributions to the theory, modeling and experimental techniques of the solar wind exploration. Its purpose is to provide the means for interested readers to become familiar with the current knowledge of the solar wind formation and elemental composition, the interplanetary dynamical evolution and acceleration of the charged plasma particles, and the guiding magnetic field that connects to the magnetospheric field lines and adjusts the effects of the solar wind on Earth. I am convinced that most of the research scientists actively working in these fields will find in this book many new and interesting ideas.

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Exploring the Solar WindEdited by Marian Lazar

Published: March 21st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2079

ISBN: 978-953-51-0339-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4320-8

Copyright year: 2012

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46627 Total Chapter Downloads

39 Crossref Citations

77 Web of Science Citations

72 Dimensions Citations


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1. Solar Wind Laws Valid for any Phase of a Solar Cycle

By V.G. Eselevich


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2. Solar Wind: Origin, Properties and Impact on Earth

By U.L. Visakh Kumar and P.J. Kurian


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3. Solar Wind Composition Associated with the Solar Activity

By X. Wang, B. Klecker and P. Wurz


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4. Solar Wind and Solar System Matter After Mission Genesis

By Kurt Marti and Peter Bochsler


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5. Measuring the Isotopic Composition of Solar Wind Noble Gases

By Alex Meshik, Charles Hohenberg, Olga Pravdivtseva and Donald Burnett


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6. Solar Wind Noble Gases in Micrometeorites

By Takahito Osawa


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7. Multifractal Turbulence in the Heliosphere

By Wiesław M. Macek


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8. Field-Aligned Current Mechanisms of Prominence Destabilization

By Petko Nenovski


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9. Small Scale Processes in the Solar Wind

By Antonella Greco, Francesco Valentini and Sergio Servidio


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10. Kinetic Models of Solar Wind Electrons, Protons and Heavy Ions

By Viviane Pierrard


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11. Suprathermal Particle Populations in the Solar Wind and Corona

By M. Lazar, R. Schlickeiser and S. Poedts


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12. Impact of the Large-Scale Solar Magnetic Field on the Solar Corona and Solar Wind

By A.G. Tlatov and B.P. Filippov


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13. Variability of Low Energy Cosmic Rays Near Earth

By Karel Kudela


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14. Impact of Solar Wind on the Earth Magnetosphere: Recent Progress in the Modeling of Ring Current and Radiation Belts

By Natalia Buzulukova, Mei-Ching Fok and Alex Glocer


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15. Ground-Based Monitoring of the Solar Wind Geoefficiency

By Oleg Troshichev


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16. The Polar Cap PC Indices: Relations to Solar Wind and Global Disturbances

By Peter Stauning


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17. Sudden Impulses in the Magnetosphere and at Ground

By U. Villante and M. Piersanti


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18. Turbulence in the Magnetosheath and the Problem of Plasma Penetration Inside the Magnetosphere

By Elizaveta E. Antonova, Maria S. Pulinets, Maria O. Riazantseva, Svetlana S. Znatkova, Igor P. Kirpichev and Marina V. Stepanova


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19. Solar Wind Sails

By Ikkoh Funaki and Hiroshi Yamakawa


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