Space Weather

The solar cycle. Sunspots, prominences, flares & coronal mass ejections. The solar dynamo. The solar wind. Planetary magnetospheres.


Please read the following in Carroll & Ostlie.

11.2 The Solar Atmosphere
Coronal Holes and the Solar Wind — The Parker Wind Model — The Hydrodynamic Nature of the Upper Solar Atmosphere — Magnetohydrodynamics and Alfven Waves
11.3 The Solar Cycle
Sunspots — Plages — Solar Flares — Solar Prominences — Coronal Mass Ejections — The Time-Dependent Shape of the Corona — The Magnetic Dynamo Theory


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The Solar Dynamo

Parker's solar wind model

Joshua E. Barnes      (barnes at
Updated: 28 November 2012
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