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Scientific Space Research at APL: Guest Editors’ Introduction R. W. McEntire and C-I. Meng
R. W. McEntire and C-I. Meng
Ocean Wind Field Mapping from Synthetic Aperture Radar and
Its Application to Research and Applied Problems
F. M. Monaldo, D. R. Thompson, N. S. Winstead, W. G. Pichel,
P. Clemente-Colón, and M. B. Christiansen
Initial Results of Data Collected by the APL D2P Radar Altimeter Over Land and Sea Ice
C. J. Leuschen and R. K. Raney
Space Weather Forecasting in the Exploration Era D. M. Rust, M. K. Georgoulis, P. N. Bernasconi, and B. J. LaBonte
D. M. Rust, M. K. Georgoulis, P. N. Bernasconi, and B. J. LaBonte
Science-Driven Innovation: Developing the Right Tools for Solar Research
P. N. Bernasconi, D. M. Rust, B. J. LaBonte, and M. K. Georgoulis
ENA Imaging: Seeing the Invisible
P. C. Brandt, D. G. Mitchell, E. C. Roelof, S. M. Krimigis,
C. P. Paranicas, B. H. Mauk, J. Sauer, and R. DeMajistre
Recent Research Highlights from Planetary Magnetospheres and the Heliosphere
C. P. Paranicas, R. B. Decker, D. J. Williams, D. G. Mitchell, P. C. Brandt, and B. H. Mauk
Dynamics in Planetary Atmospheric Physics: Comparative Studies
of Equatorial Superrotation for Venus, Titan, and Earth
Ice in the Solar System
L. M. Prockter
Publications, Conferences with Proceedings, Presentations, and Colloquia
Compiled by L. M. Mercer
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|The Cover: Saturn’s moon, Titan, is embedded in the violent ≈150-km/s flow of plasma orbiting around Saturn. The Ion and Neutral Camera (INCA) onboard the Cassini spacecraft relies on a new technique of imaging space plasma using energetic neutral atoms. INCA was built by the Space Physics Group at APL and obtained this first-ever image (red glow) of the interaction between the plasma flow and Titan’s upper atmosphere. The image of Titan is taken in UV and IR wavelengths and shows surface features and atmospheric methane concentration (green to red) as well as the layers of haze of hydrocarbons (blue) extending to high altitudes. (Image from NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.) Solar research at APL aims to understand the physics that govern solar activity and its effects on solar system bodies. The back-cover image shows two eruptive solar prominences captured by the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SoHO). In a matter of hours, these two prominences erupted away from the Sun, resulting in two coronal mass ejections. (Image from the SoHO/EIT Consortium. SoHO is a project of international cooperation between the European Space Agency and NASA.)
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