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Solar and Space Physics

Olga Moreira

476 pages
Arcler Education Inc
“Solar and Space Physics” is an edited book consisting of 16 contemporaneous open-access articles featuring the modeling of the solar magnetic activity and space weather. It aims to provide an overall overview and to review the recent advances in the modelling of the solar dynamo and its important features, including the sunspot butterfly diagram. It also focuses on the impact of the solar activity cycle on Earth's environment. It includes magnetohydrodynamics modeling and forecasting of the past, current, and future solar magnetic activity, from the strong magnetic eruptions during solar minima to low number of sunspots and weakening of magnetic structures during solar minima. It includes, in particular, the analysis of the most recent solar cycles (Solar Cycles 23 and 24) as well as a prediction for the current solar cycle (Solar Cycle 25). Reading this book requires some knowledge in electromagnetism, hydrodynamics, and time series. This book is intended to reach an academic audience ranging from advanced undergraduate students to experienced researchers.
Author Bio
Olga Moreira is a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and B.Sc. in Physics and Applied Mathematics. She is an experienced technical writer and researcher which former fellowships include postgraduate positions at two of the most renown European institutions in the fields of Astrophysics and Space Science (the European Southern Observatory, and the European Space Agency). Presently, she is an independent scientist working on projects involving machine learning and neural networks research as well as peer-reviewing and edition of academic books.