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Seminar: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

The Heliophysics Quest (for Data and Answers)
Dr. Jan Merka
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The word Heliophysics is used by NASA for the study of Sun's heliosphere and the objects that interact with it, for example planetary atmospheres and magnetospheres, solar corona, or the interstellar medium. Heliophysics combines several disciplines, e.g. plasma physics, space physics and solar physics, when uncovering mysteries of the Sun's heliosphere and predicting space weather. In-situ measurements are the primary source of new discoveries and theory validation but they are sparse in both time and space. In my talk, I will discuss main research limitations imposed by existing data from space missions and illustrate them on selected topics, e.g. the Earth's bow shock wave, solar wind origin and space weather forecasting.

Location: Physics Bldg., Room 401

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