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dc.contributor.authorReames, Donald V.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-15T13:33:00Z
dc.date.available2021-03-15T13:33:00Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210315_9783030664022_36
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47320
dc.description.abstractThis open access book serves as a concise primer introducing the non-specialist reader to the physics of solar energetic particles (SEP). It systematically reviews the evidence for the two main mechanisms which lead to the so-called impulsive and gradual SEP events. This second edition contains two completely new chapters discussing element abundances and shock waves, reflecting new theoretical, modeling, and observational results. Existing chapters have been substantially expanded or updated with additions placed in a broader context. More specifically, the author discusses the timing of the onsets of SEPs, their longitude distributions, their high-energy spectral shapes, their correlations with other solar phenomena, as well as the all-important elemental and isotopic abundances. The book relates impulsive SEP events to magnetic reconnection in solar flares and jets. The concept of shock acceleration by scattering on self-amplified Alfvén waves is introduced, as is the evidence of reacceleration of impulsive-SEP material in the seed population accessed by the shocks in gradual events. The text then develops processes of transport of ions out to an observer. Finally, a technique to determine the source plasma temperature in both impulsive and gradual events is demonstrated.The author also mentions the role of SEP events as a radiation hazard in space and briefly discusses the nature of the main particle telescope designs that have contributed to most of the SEP measurements.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLecture Notes in Physics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PG Astronomy, space & time
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PH Physics::PHF Materials / States of matter::PHFP Plasma physics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TT Other technologies & applied sciences::TTD Space science::TTDS Astronautics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RB Earth sciences
dc.subject.otherAstronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
dc.subject.otherPlasma Physics
dc.subject.otherSpace Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
dc.subject.otherAtmospheric Sciences
dc.subject.otherSolar Physics
dc.subject.otherAstrophysical Plasma
dc.subject.otherWaves, instabilities and nonlinear plasma dynamics
dc.subject.otherSpace Physics
dc.subject.otherAtmospheric Science
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherImpulsive SEP events
dc.subject.otherGradual SEP events
dc.subject.otherSpace Weather
dc.subject.otherCoronal elemental abundances
dc.subject.otherSolar wind
dc.subject.otherSpace plasma physics
dc.subject.otherSEP measurements
dc.subject.otherCoronal mass ejections
dc.subject.otherTheoretical & mathematical astronomy
dc.subject.otherAstronautics
dc.subject.otherEarth sciences
dc.titleSolar Energetic Particles
dc.title.alternativeA Modern Primer on Understanding Sources, Acceleration and Propagation
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-66402-2
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isFundedBy83a7a29d-efaa-4adf-9f81-c4718763d70d
oapen.relation.isbn9783030664022
oapen.series.number978
oapen.pages225
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