The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle

André Balogh, Louis J. Lanzerotti, Steven T. Suess

The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity CycleA principal objective of space research has been to increase our understanding of the way the Sun changes through its 11-year sunspot cycle, and how these changes affect the vast space around the Sun – the heliosphere. This book is the first to describe and analyze the data on the three-dimensional heliosphere as the Ulysses spacecraft made its ground-breaking orbital passes of the Sun's north and south poles in 1994–1995 and 2000–2001. The chapters explain the many different aspects of changes in the heliosphere in response to solar activity, and describe the rise in solar activity from the last minimum in 1998 to its maximum in 2000, and its subsequent decline.

The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle, written by leading scientists directly involved with the Ulysses mission, is enhanced by full-colour illustrations throughout. The book provides the definitive discussion of the subject to date and looks forward to discoveries to be made by follow-on missions to Ulysses.

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Extent: 328 pages
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: October 2007
ISBN: 978-3-540-74301-9

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