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Acronyms and Abbreviations


ACR

anomalous cosmic ray

AU

astronomical unit (150,000,000 km)

AURA

Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy


CIR

corotating interaction region

CME

coronal mass ejection


DNL

distant neutral line


ESA

European Space Agency


FAST

Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer (satellite)


GCR

galactic cosmic ray


ICE

International Cometary Explorer (spacecraft)

IMAGE

Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (satellite)

IMF

interplanetary magnetic field


LISM

local interstellar medium


MHD

magnetohydrodynamic


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NENL

near-Earth neutral-line (model)

NRAO

National Radio Astronomy Observatory


Rm

(nondimensional) magnetic Reynolds number


SOHO

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

STScI

Space Telescope Science Institute


TRACE

Transition Region and Coronal Explorer


VLA

Very Large Array



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Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos C Acronyms and Abbreviations ACR anomalous cosmic ray AU astronomical unit (150,000,000 km) AURA Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy CIR corotating interaction region CME coronal mass ejection DNL distant neutral line ESA European Space Agency FAST Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer (satellite) GCR galactic cosmic ray ICE International Cometary Explorer (spacecraft) IMAGE Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (satellite) IMF interplanetary magnetic field LISM local interstellar medium MHD magnetohydrodynamic NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NENL near-Earth neutral-line (model) NRAO National Radio Astronomy Observatory Rm (nondimensional) magnetic Reynolds number SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory STScI Space Telescope Science Institute TRACE Transition Region and Coronal Explorer VLA Very Large Array

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