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Space Physics Exploration: Basic Research with a High Public Purpose

Published on September 27, 2012

Space Physics Exploration: Basic Research with a High Public Purpose
Speaker:Dr. Daniel Baker
Date:February 6, 2013
Time:7:30 PM; doors open at 7:00 PM
Location:LSTB-299, Auditorium

Seminar Abstract:

From the Explorer 1 mission to the latest modern satellite observations, space physics research has had profound societal relevance. The studies of acceleration properties—especially very high energy particles in the Van Allen belts—are central to space weather concerns that affect navigation, communications, remote sensing, and other operational human endeavors. LASP Director Dan Baker will explore the evolving understanding of Earth systems, the application of this research to other planets, and how space physics impacts human society.

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