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This is exactly what happens. Therefore space weather has “seasons”, with solar maximum indicating a strong likelihood of severe space weather and solar minimum predominantly quiet space weather. The next chapter describes the outer atmosphere of the Sun – the solar corona and solar wind. Earth resides in the outer atmosphere of the Sun and so our space environment is intimately connected to the structure and dynamics of the Sun. We live in the outer atmosphere of the Sun. 1 Electromagnetic spectrum and radiation Frequency and wavelength Many things in nature, such as a pendulum, an ocean buoy, the walls of our hearts, and a piano string, move back and forth or up and down in a regular manner (are said to oscillate).
In the presence of a magnetic field, a gas’ spectral lines will be split into two or more components. The actual frequency of the spectral lines depends on the strength of the magnetic field. This discovery won Zeeman and his former teacher (Lorentz)6 the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1902 and allowed direct measurement of the solar surface magnetic field for the first time. Using this technique, we know that the magnetic field inside a sunspot is about 1000 times stronger than in the surrounding normal solar surface.
Produced when the light energy is above a threshold level, the photoelectric effect demonstrates the particle nature of light (its frequency rather than its intensity determines whether electrons are emitted). , it can be thought of as a discrete object as opposed to a continuous wave), it is given a special name – photon. Therefore you can think of light as either a wave or a photon. How you think about it depends on the effect that you are observing. The bottom line, though, is that you should think of electromagnetic energy as waves or photons of energy.