Solar and Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamic Flows: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 11-23, 1995

Modern observations, including recent ones with the Hubble Space Telescope, have revealed that the Universe is replete with plasma outflows from all kinds of objects, ranging from stars in all their variety to galaxies. In this survey of plasma astrophysics, written by practitioners, the first 15 articles in Part I deal with the use of the MHD approach in several key problems of solar plasma, such as magnetoconvection and magnetic field generation, sunspots and coronal loops, magnetic nonequilibrium and coronal heating, coronal mass ejections, the acceleration of the solar wind, and stellar winds across the Main Sequence.