Reply [to “Comment on ‘The CSSP implementation plan for space plasma physics programs’”] Solar‐terrestrial physics revisited Journal Article uri icon



  • It should be emphasized here again—as was mentioned several times in our December 10 article—that the Committee on Solar and Space Physics [CSSP] is an advisory committee of the NAS [National Academy of Sciences]/Space Sciences Board dealing with NASA matters. The CSSP has no authority or purview to deal with the NSF [National Science Foundation] or NOAA or DOD [Department of Defense] research matters. Hence the viewpoints that we took and any myopia evident in our article comes largely from the restrictive territory given to CSSP for its attention and oversight. P.S. Mcintosh and all other Eos readers should be reminded that solar‐terrestrial research, particularly that done from ground‐based and non‐NASA sources, is the purview of the NAS/NRC [National Research Council] Committee on Solar‐Terrestrial Research (CSTR). The CSTR has issued an excellent report entitled “Solar‐Terrestrial Research for the 1980s,” which makes strong recommendations concerning solar observations and ground‐based facilities.

publication date

  • April 8, 1986

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • February 15, 2014 8:34 AM

Full Author List

  • Baker DN; Williams DJ

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  • 2

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0096-3941

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2324-9250

Additional Document Info

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