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The Resource Sunquakes : probing the interior of the sun, J.B. Zirker

Sunquakes : probing the interior of the sun, J.B. Zirker

Label
Sunquakes : probing the interior of the sun
Title
Sunquakes
Title remainder
probing the interior of the sun
Statement of responsibility
J.B. Zirker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Sunquakes, J.B. Zirker tells the story of this new science and explains the physics behind these illuminating vibrations." "Zirker recounts the discovery of solar oscillations in the early 1960s and international efforts throughout the rest of the decade to explain this phenomenon. By the mid-1970s, scientists working independently in France, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. had developed a theoretical model of the Sun that postulated the existence of trapped sound and gravity waves as the cause for the roiling of the Sun's surface. Using solar oscillation data scientist derived for the first time the thermal and dynamic properties of the solar interior and revealed its complicated rotation patterns even such astronomical mysteries as the deficit of solar neutrinos were solved." "Describing the competition and cooperation among astronomers, particle physician and other theorists, as well as technological innovations that make solar observation more and more precise. Sunquakes provides professionals and nonscientist alike with an absorbing and accessible guide to the field of helioseismology. The book concludes with an account of recent efforts to probe the interiors of stars far beyond our own solar system."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zirker, Jack B
Dewey number
523.7/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB539.I5
LC item number
Z57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Helioseismology
  • Convection (Astrophysics)
Label
Sunquakes : probing the interior of the sun, J.B. Zirker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discovery -- Confusion and clarity -- A closer look at solar oscillations -- The scramble for observations, 1975-1985 -- Wheels within wheels: the sun's internal rotation -- Banishing the night -- Neutrinos from the sun -- Pictures in sound -- Rotation, convection, and how the twain shall meet -- The solar dynamo -- Ad astra per aspera--"To the stars through endeavor" -- Some late news
Control code
52030324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780801874192
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003007923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Sunquakes : probing the interior of the sun, J.B. Zirker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discovery -- Confusion and clarity -- A closer look at solar oscillations -- The scramble for observations, 1975-1985 -- Wheels within wheels: the sun's internal rotation -- Banishing the night -- Neutrinos from the sun -- Pictures in sound -- Rotation, convection, and how the twain shall meet -- The solar dynamo -- Ad astra per aspera--"To the stars through endeavor" -- Some late news
Control code
52030324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780801874192
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003007923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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