A Space Physics Paradox: Why Has Increased Funding Been Accompanied by Decreased Effectiveness in the Conduct of Space Physics Research?

A Space Physics Paradox: Why Has Increased Funding Been Accompanied by Decreased Effectiveness in the Conduct of Space Physics Research?

By: National Academy of Sciences (author), Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author), Space Studies Board (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author), Board on Atmospheric Sciences & Climate (author)Paperback

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Description

This book investigates and analyzes several disturbing trends in government support for space physics research over the past decade. The authors identify funding and management problems that thwart cost efficiency within this discipline, and suggest possible solutions. The volume also has broader implications for anyone engaged in research or in the funding and organizing of space physics research.

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Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Big Science, Little Science, and Their Relation to Space Physics; 5 3 Research Funding Trends; 6 4 Demographics; 7 5 Base Program Funding Trends in Space Physics; 8 6 Trends in the Conduct of Space Physics; 9 7 Conclusions and Recommendations; 10 References; 11 Appendix A: Space Physics Missions; 12 Appendix B: The Solar Telescope That Saw No Light

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780309051774
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780309051774
  • weight: 181
  • ISBN10: 0309051770

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