The Solar Atmosphere


The quiet sun. The solar wind.

Reading

Please read the following in Carroll & Ostlie.

9.2 Stellar Opacity
Optical Depth — General Sources of Opacity
 
9.3 Radiative Transfer
Photon Emission Processes — The Random Walk — Limb Darkening — The Radiation Pressure Gradient
 
11.2 The Solar Atmosphere
The Photosphere — Solar Granulation — Differential Rotation — The Chromosphere — The Transition Region — The Corona
 

Assignment

Problem Set #9: Due 29 November 2012.


Joshua E. Barnes      (barnes at ifa.hawaii.edu)
Updated: 16 November 2012
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