This book investigates and analyzes several disturbing trends in government support for space physics research over the past decade. The authors identify funding and management problems that thwart cost efficiency within this discipline, and suggest possible solutions. The volume also has broader implications for anyone engaged in research or in the funding and organizing of space physics research.
Table of Contents
|2 Big Science, Little Science, and Their Relation to Space Physics||11-18|
|3 Research Funding Trends||19-24|
|5 Base Program Funding Trends in Space Physics||33-42|
|6 Trends in the Conduct of Space Physics||43-70|
|7 Conclusions and Recommendations||71-80|
|Appendix A: Space Physics Missions||83-88|
|Appendix B: The Solar Telescope That Saw No Light||89-96|
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