RFI Response Number   First Author   Response Title   Summary Description

 

15   Bookbinder, Jay, et al.   The Solar Spectroscopy Explorer Mission   Presents the Solar Spectroscopy Explorer, a small strategic mission built around an X-ray microcalorimeter and a high spatial resolution extreme ultraviolet (EUV) imager.
16   Bortnik, Jacob, and Y. Nishimura   MMAP: A Magnetic-Field Mapping Mission Concept   Outlines a novel mission that aims to observationally map the geomagnetic field from geosynchronous Earth orbit to the ionosphere in near-real time using the recently described link between pulsating aurora and chorus waves.
17   Bortnik, Jacob   The Critical Role of Theory and Modeling in the Dynamic Variability of the Radiation Belts and Ring Current   Highlights the critical role that was played by theoretical and modeling projects in the preceding decade and urges the decadal committee to support further modeling efforts dealing with wave-particle interactions in controlling the structure and dynamics of the radiation belts.
18   Brown, Benjamin P., et al.   An Experimental Plasma Dynamo Program for Investigations of Fundamental Processes in Heliophysics   Advocates for community-scale laboratory plasma experiments that offer unique opportunities to probe heliophysically relevant phenomena.
19   Brown, Michael R., et al.   Intermediate-Scale MHD Wind Tunnel for Turbulence and Reconnection Studies   Proposes an intermediate scale magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) wind tunnel for turbulence studies in order to illuminate MHD turbulence processes such as observed in the solar wind.
20   Budzien, Scott A., et al.   Evolved Tiny Ionospheric Photometer (ETIP): A Sensor for Ionospheric Specification   Addresses the requirements for space weather sensors with adequate flexibility for accommodation on a range of future flight opportunities, including microsatellite constellations.
21   Budzien, Scott A., et al.   The Volumetric Imaging System for the Ionosphere (VISION)   Describes a mission for volumetric characterization of the ionosphere using optical tomography.
22   Budzien, Scott A., et al.   Heterogeneous Measurements for Advances in Space Science and Space Weather Forecasting   Emphasizes that space weather forecasting with new, full-physics models requires heterogeneous datasets with complementary characteristics— not merely a higher volume of any single data type.
23   Burch, James L., et al.   Magnetospheric Causes of Saturn’s Pulsar-Like Behavior   Proposes a three-spacecraft mission to identify the cause of Saturn’s periodicity.
24   Burger, Matthew H., et al.   Understanding Mercury’s Space Environment-Magnetosphere-Exosphere System: A Unified Strategy for Observational, Theoretical, and Laboratory Research   Recommends a strong program to combine ground-based and spacecraft observations, laboratory measurements, and numerical modeling to maximize the science return from these missions.
25   Burkepile, Joan R., et al.   The Importance of Ground-Based Observations of the Solar Corona   Proposes the use of a new K-coronagraph that will provide dramatically better data of the very low corona.


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