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Comparative Magnetic Minima (IAU S286)

Comparative Magnetic Minima (IAU S286)
Characterizing Quiet Times in the Sun and Stars

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: September 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107019867

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  • IAU Symposium 286 presents authoritative reviews and the latest results on characterizing the quietest periods of solar and stellar magnetic activity cycles, from generative dynamo mechanisms to in-depth analyses of recent well-observed and well-modeled minima. Specific topics covered include effects on Earth such as the Maunder Minimum and Little Ice Ages associated with a period of extended, or 'grand', minima, and how magnetic fields can be cyclically generated in solar and stellar interiors via dynamo processes. Studies of activity cycles in Sun-like and nearby stars help to place the Sun's cycles in a universal context. IAU S286 is unique in bringing together a diverse group of scientists from different disciplines to uncover common aspects of the physical processes involved in different environments from the Sun to Earth, and stars to planets.

    • Diverse group of scientists present authoritative reviews and the latest results on characterizing the quietest periods of solar and stellar magnetic activity cycles
    • Covers the recent solar minimum, the potential implications for the Earth's climate and comparisons with historical solar cycles
    • A featured topic is how magnetic fields can be cyclically generated in solar and stellar interiors via dynamo processes
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    "It is an excellent read...Overall, this is an excellent book for the library, containing a rich source of references." - Gerry Doyle, The Observatory: A Review of Astronomy, April 2013

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    • Date Published: September 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107019867
    • length: 478 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 200 b/w illus. 100 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Solar and stellar minima
    2. Dynamos and cycle variability
    3. Comparative solar minima from Sun to Earth
    4. Stellar cycles
    5. Grand minima and historical records
    6. General topics
    Index.

  • Editors

    Cristina H. Mandrini, Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, IAFE

    David F. Webb, Boston College, Massachusetts

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