For over 35 years, radio astromical techniques have made an impressive series of advances in our understanding of solar phemena. However, although the subject has been partially discussed in Paris Symposium on Radio Astromy in 1958, NASA-GSFC Symposium on Physics of Solar Flares in 1963, and the lAU Symposium No. 57 on Coronal Disturbances in 1973, there has t been a major international meeting dedicated to Radio Physics of the Sun . This is the first major symposium on the subject held under the auspices of the International Astromical Union. It was jointly spon- sored by lAU Commission 40, Radio Astromy, and by lAU Commission 10, Solar Activity. It was also sponsored by the Solar Physics Division of the American Astromical Society. Thig volume contains the proceedings of this meeting, lAU Symposium No. 86 on Radio Physics of the Sun that was held in College Park, Maryland, August 7-10, 1979. The Scientific Organizing Committee of the Symposium consisted of M. R. Kundu (chairman), G. A. Dulk, O. Hachenberg, M. Kuperus, D. J. McLean, D. Melrose, M. Pick, J. L. Steinberg, T. Takakura, A. Tlamicha and V. V. Zheleznyakov. The topics and speakers were chosen in order to emphasize the current observational material with particular reference to centi- meter wavelength observations of a few arc-second resolution, fast two-dimensional pictures of the sun at meter-decameter wavelengths and the recent advances in plasma and radiation theory.
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Astronomy, Space & Time
International Astronomical Union Symposia (Closed)