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APPENDIX A TOPICAL WORKING GROUP REPORTS

Note

The statements prepared by the working groups—and presented here in Appendix A and Appendix B—were intended to represent a broadly balanced view of the major scientific problems, challenges, and concomitant needs among the various aspects of geomagnetism. The statements prepared under the guidance of the respective working group leaders, who endeavored to take account of suggestions made during the meetings and to reflect a consensus of the discussions. Constraints of time did not permit review of each working group report by all participants associated with that report; thus, individual participants may not agree with all statements in the reports. However, these reports contain a wealth of information regarding the challenges and opportunities in geomagnetism and served as the basis for formulating the draft proceedings of the workshop which, in turn, served as the basis for the report of the U.S. Geodynamics Committee (USGC) presented in this volume. The reports are included here in part for the benefit of those who are interested in geomagnetic research and the proposed national geomagnetic initiative but were unable to participate in the workshop.

The working group reports have not been subjected to review by the National Research Council (NRC). Any conclusions or recommendations made or implied herein are the opinions of the individual authors or working groups. These reports have been edited, but otherwise are reproduced essentially in the form in which they were submitted on the last day of the workshop.



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Page 74 APPENDIX A TOPICAL WORKING GROUP REPORTS Note The statements prepared by the working groups—and presented here in Appendix A and Appendix B—were intended to represent a broadly balanced view of the major scientific problems, challenges, and concomitant needs among the various aspects of geomagnetism. The statements prepared under the guidance of the respective working group leaders, who endeavored to take account of suggestions made during the meetings and to reflect a consensus of the discussions. Constraints of time did not permit review of each working group report by all participants associated with that report; thus, individual participants may not agree with all statements in the reports. However, these reports contain a wealth of information regarding the challenges and opportunities in geomagnetism and served as the basis for formulating the draft proceedings of the workshop which, in turn, served as the basis for the report of the U.S. Geodynamics Committee (USGC) presented in this volume. The reports are included here in part for the benefit of those who are interested in geomagnetic research and the proposed national geomagnetic initiative but were unable to participate in the workshop. The working group reports have not been subjected to review by the National Research Council (NRC). Any conclusions or recommendations made or implied herein are the opinions of the individual authors or working groups. These reports have been edited, but otherwise are reproduced essentially in the form in which they were submitted on the last day of the workshop.