Space plasma physics research at NASA
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 68, Issue 17, page 483, 28 April 1987
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1987), Space plasma physics research at NASA, Eos Trans. AGU, 68(17), 483–483, doi:10.1029/EO068i017p00483-01.(
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Space plasma physics research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is administered by the Space Plasma Physics Branch of the Earth Science and Applications Division of the Office of Space Science and Applications at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The general goal of the space plasma research program is to understand the fundamental properties of space plasmas and the complex interactive processes that control the environments of the earth, the planets, and the sun (processes in which plasmas play a significant role), including the processes associated with plasma flow throughout the interplanetary medium. Emphasis is placed on solar-terrestrial physics to gain a better understanding of the plasma processes involved in the sun-earth interaction chain whereby solar variations lead to short-term and long-term changes in the environment of the earth.