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The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle

The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle

Publication date: 01 November 2007

Page: 1-286
Year: 2007

Copyright: Springer, Praxis

Editors: A. Balogh, L.J. Lanzerotti, and S.T. Suess A principal objective of space research has been to increase understanding of the way the Sun changes through its 11-year sunspot cycle, and how these changes affect the space around the Sun - the heliosphere. "The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle" is the first book to describe and analyze ground and space-based data on the three-dimensional heliosphere taken as the Ulysses spacecraft made orbital passes of the Sun's north and south poles in 1994-1995 and again in 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" was written by leading scientists directly involved with the Ulysses mission and edited by André Balogh, Louis J. Lanzerotti, and Steven T. Suess. It provides the definitive discussion of the subject to date and looks forward to discoveries to be made by Ulysses and potential follow-on missions in the future.


1.The heliosphere: Its origin and exploration
A. Balogh & L.J. Lanzerotti
2.Solar Cycle 23
D.H. Hathaway & S.T. Suess
3.The solar wind throughout the solar cycle
R. von Steiger
4.The global heliospheric magnetic field
E.J. Smith
5.Heliospheric energetic particle variations
D. Lario & M. Pick
6.Galactic and anomalous cosmic rays through the solar cycle: New insight from Ulysses
B. Heber & M.S. Potgieter
7.Overview: The heliosphere then and now
S.T. Suess

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