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Corp Author National Research Council (U.S.). Solar and Space Physics Survey Committee.
Title The sun to the earth--and beyond : a decadal research strategy in solar and space physics / Solar and Space Physics Survey Committee, Committee on Solar and Space Physics, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2003]
©2003

Subject Space sciences -- United States.
Sun -- Research -- United States.
Alt Name National Research Council (U.S.)
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 177 pages) : color illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The sun is the source of energy for life on earth and is the strongest modulator of the human physical environment. In fact, the Sun's influence extends throughout the solar system, both through photons, which provide heat light, and ionization, and through the continuous outflow of a magnetized, supersonic ionized gas known as the solar wind. While the accomplishments of the past decade have answered important questions about the physics of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, and the space environments of Earth and other solar system bodies, they have also highlighted other questions, some of which are long-standing and fundamental. "The Sun to the Earth--and Beyond organizes these questions in terms of five challenges that are expected to be the focus of scientific investigations in solar and space physics during the coming decade and beyond.
Contents ""FrontMatter""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Executive Summary""; ""1 Solar and Space Physics: Milestones and Science Challenges""; ""2 Integrated Research Strategy for Solar and Space Physics""; ""3 Technology Development""; ""4 Connections Between Solar and Space Physics and Other Disciplines""; ""5 Effects of the Solar and Space Environment on Technology and Society""; ""6 Education and Public Outreach""; ""7 Strengthening the Solar and Space Physics Research Enterprise""; ""Appendixes""; ""A Statement of Task""; ""B Acronyms and Abbreviations""
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0309508002 (electronic bk.)
9780309508001 (electronic bk.)
0309085098
9780309085090
9780309089722
0309089727
9780309085090 (book)
0309085098 (book)
0309085098 (pbk.)
9780309085098 (pbk.)
OCLC # 54115134
Additional Format Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Solar and Space Physics Survey Committee. Sun to the earth--and beyond. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2003 0309085098 (DLC) 2003101592 (OCoLC)52534073