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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium: A Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11135.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations


ACE

Advanced Composition Explorer

ACR

anomalous cosmic ray

AU

astronomical unit—mean distance of Earth from the Sun


CCD

charge-coupled device

CIR

co-rotating interaction region


DOE

Department of Energy


ENA

energetic neutral atom

EUV

extreme ultraviolet


GAS

Ulysses Interstellar Neutral Gas Experiment

GCR

galactic cosmic ray

GMIR

global merged interaction region


HST

Hubble Space Telescope


IBEX

Interstellar Boundary Explorer

IMAGE

Imager for Magnetosphere to Aurora Global Exploration

IMF

interplanetary magnetic field


JIMO

Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter


LENA

Low-Energy Neutral Atom

LIC

local interstellar cloud

LISM

local interstellar medium


MHD

magnetohydrodynamic

MIDEX

Medium-Class Explorer


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NEP

nuclear-electric propulsion

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium: A Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11135.
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NRC

National Research Council


OSS

Office of Space Science


PASO

Particle Acceleration Solar Orbiter


SEC

Sun-Earth Connection

SMEX

Small Explorer

SOHO

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

SWAN

Solar Wind Anisotropies

SWICS

Solar Wind Ionic Composition Spectrometer

SWIMS

Solar Wind Ion Mass Spectrometer


TWINS

Two Wide-Angle Imaging Neutral-Atom Spectrometers

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium: A Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11135.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium: A Workshop Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11135.
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This report is the summary of a workshop held in May 2003 by the Space Studies Board's Committee on Solar and Space Physics to synthesize understanding of the physics of the outer heliosphere and the critical role played by the local interstellar medium (LISM) and to identify directions for the further exploration of this challenging environment.

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