This glossary offers definitions of basic space
physics terms and concepts that are used in this
and other Web sites developed for the IMAGE
The definitions assume no prior
knowledge of space physics and are intended to
help the general user of the IMAGE Web sites
better understand the broad science goals of the
IMAGE mission, the mission's specific measurement
objectives, and the rationale behind the selection of
the instruments that make up IMAGE's scientific
payload. (Please note that the IMAGE glossary is
still under development. Additional entries are
currently being written and will be posted as soon
as they are ready.)
Use the pop-up menu to look up terms in the IMAGE glossary.
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In addition to this glossary, a number of other
space physics resources relevant to the IMAGE
mission are available on the Web.The visitor to this
site may thus also wish to consult, for example,
Space Weather Today," which is part of the
University of Michigan's "Windows to the Universe,"
and the NOAA/National Geophysical Data Center's
On-line Glossary of Solar-Terrestrial
Physics Terms." (References and links to
additional space physics resources on the Web as
well as an "Ask the Space Scientist"
question-and-answer page can be found at the IMAGE mission's
POETRY Web site.)