Linking ground- and space-based observations in space physics
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 74, Issue 23, pages 259–260, 8 June 1993
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1993), Linking ground- and space-based observations in space physics, Eos Trans. AGU, 74(23), 259–260, doi:10.1029/93EO00397.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
A critical review of past efforts in space physics underscores the importance of incorporating three important concepts in developing a strategy for progress during the next decade. These three approaches are suggested in an effort to study the magnetosphere and geospace environment generally as a vast three-dimensional system.
The discipline of space physics was born after the advent of Sputnik. The subsequent growth of the discipline took different courses in different countries. In Europe and Japan, many researchers in the traditional disciplines of geomagnetism, aeronomy, and ionospheric physics contributed to the birth and growth of space physics. Thus, early in, its development, they devoted their efforts to ground-based observations. U.S. physicists became the main force in establishing and developing space physics and played a major role primarily through satellite-based observations. In the former Soviet Union, researchers from the traditional disciplines closely collaborated with physicists.