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A Science Strategy for Space Physics A Science Strategy for Space Physics NOTICE MEMBERSHIP SUMMARY PART I PART II CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 PART III COMMITTEE ON SOLAR AND SPACE PHYSICS APPENDIX SPACE STUDIES BOARD COMMISSION ON PHYSICAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS, AND APPLICATIONS COMMITTEE ON SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL RESEARCH BOARD ON ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND CLIMATE COMMISSION ON GEOSCIENCES, ENVIRONMENT, AND RESOURCES file:///C|/SSB_old_web/stramenu.html (1 of 3) [6/18/2004 2:17:03 PM]

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A Science Strategy for Space Physics NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Washington, D.C. Notice Membership Executive Summary Part I—Introduction to Space Physics Part II—The Key Topics in Space Physics Research 1. Mechanisms of Solar Variability 2. The Physics of the Solar Wind and the Heliosphere 3. The Structure and Dynamics of Magnetospheres and Their Coupling to Adjacent Regions 4. The Middle and Upper Atmospheres and Their Coupling to Regions Above and Below 5. Plasma Processes That Accelerate Very Energetic Particles and Control Their Propagation Part III—Research Strategy Appendix: Glossary Visit the National Academy Press (NAP) to find other titles of interest. NAP is the publisher for the National Academies. file:///C|/SSB_old_web/stramenu.html (2 of 3) [6/18/2004 2:17:03 PM]