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A Journey from the Sun to the Earth

Arnab Rai Choudhuri

in Nature’s Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199674756
eISBN:
9780191752469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674756.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the consequences of the sun’s magnetic fields, such as the hot corona producing the solar wind, solar flares and coronal mass ejections. The basic physics behind coronal ... More


Stellar Magnetism: Second Edition

Leon Mestel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641741
eISBN:
9780191738609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Ongoing studies in mathematical depth, and inferences from ‘helioseismological’ observations of the internal solar rotation have shown up the limitations in our knowledge of the solar interior and of ... More


Nature’s Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots

Arnab Rai Choudhuri

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199674756
eISBN:
9780191752469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674756.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book argues that the 11-year sunspot cycle has become the third most important natural cycle affecting our lives, after the cycle of day and night and the cycle of seasons. The aim of this book ... More


Explosions, Blackouts and Cycles

Arnab Rai Choudhuri

in Nature’s Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199674756
eISBN:
9780191752469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674756.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter gives an introduction of how the sunspot cycle affects the earth and why we should be curious about it—arguing the case that it should be regarded as the ‘third cycle’. It also comments ... More


Epilogue: Natural Complexity

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

In this epilogue, the author reflects on complexity in nature, first by sharing his observations on lichens in the slickrock mountain bike trails of the Moab region in southeastern Utah. More ... More


The Reconnecting Magnetosphere

Charles F. Kennel

in Convection and Substorms: Paradigms of Magnetospheric Phenomenology

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195085297
eISBN:
9780197560488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195085297.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Dungey’s (1961a) pattern of internal magnetospheric convection was similar to that of Axford and Hines (1961). However, his model made testable statements about the ... More


Introduction: What Is Complexity?

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This book investigates complex systems that are idealizations of naturally occurring phenomena characterized by the autonomous generation of structures and patterns at macroscopic scales. It provides ... More


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