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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society: An Overview. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18974.
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SOLAR AND SPACE PHYSICS

A SCIENCE FOR A TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY


AN OVERVIEW


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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society: An Overview. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18974.
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This booklet provides an overview of the most recent National Research Council decadal survey of solar and space physics, Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society (The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2013), authored by the Committee on a Decadal Strategy for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics). Details about obtaining copies of the full report can be found at <http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/index.htm>.

COMMITTEE ON A DECADAL STRATEGY FOR SOLAR AND SPACE PHYSICS (HELIOPHYSICS)

DANIEL N. BAKER, University of Colorado, Boulder, Chair

THOMAS H. ZURBUCHEN, University of Michigan, Vice Chair

BRIAN J. ANDERSON, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

STEVEN J. BATTEL, Battel Engineering

JAMES F. DRAKE, JR., University of Maryland, College Park

LENNARD A. FISK, University of Michigan

MARVIN A. GELLER, Stony Brook University

SARAH GIBSON, National Center for Atmospheric Research

MICHAEL HESSE, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

J. TODD HOEKSEMA, Stanford University

MARY K. HUDSON, Dartmouth College

DAVID L. HYSELL, Cornell University

THOMAS J. IMMEL, University of California, Berkeley

JUSTIN KASPER, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

JUDITH L. LEAN, Naval Research Laboratory

RAMON E. LOPEZ, University of Texas, Arlington

HOWARD J. SINGER, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

HARLAN E. SPENCE, University of New Hampshire

EDWARD C. STONE, California Institute of Technology

ARTHUR A. CHARO, Senior Program Officer, Space Studies Board, Study Director

ABIGAIL A. SHEFFER, Associate Program Officer, Space Studies Board

Support for this publication was provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Contract NNH11CD57B, task number NNH14CL39D). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agency that provided support for the project.

The Space Studies Board acknowledges Arthur Charo, the decadal survey committee, and its Committee on Solar and Space Physics for drafting the text of this booklet.

Copyright 2014 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society: An Overview. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18974.
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In 2010, NASA and the National Science Foundation asked the National Research Council to assemble a committee of experts to develop an integrated national strategy that would guide agency investments in solar and space physics for the years 2013-2022. That strategy, the result of nearly 2 years of effort by the survey committee, which worked with more than 100 scientists and engineers on eight supporting study panels, is presented in the 2013 publication, Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society. This booklet, designed to be accessible to a broader audience of policymakers and the interested public, summarizes the content of that report.

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