Guide to Basic Definitions and Key Concepts
- University of California Los Angeles Space Physics Tutorials provides an introduction and interactive tutorials on key concepts in space physics.
- Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts contains an extensive glossary of terms with an easy to use search category tool.
- GEM Tutorial Page is a comprehensive resource providing tutorials for over fifty concepts in space physics and related topics.
- Introduction to Space Physics contains a solid overview and introduction of the basic principles of space physics.
- Space Physics Center provides a variety of general information on space physics, space weather, and space plasma simulations.
- Space Physics is a brief but effective introduction to space physics with links to additional resources.
- Waves in Space Plasmas is an informative resource on the principles and concepts of waves in space plasmas.
- Plasma Waves Associated with the Bow Shock of Jupiter is an article with information on plasma waves and the planet Jupiter.
- Space Physics Handout: The Sun and Solar Wind is an effective study tool covering a variety of fundamental concepts, equations, and other important information on the physics pertaining to the sun and solar wind.
- Physics of Solar Wind and Terrestrial Magnetospheric Plasma Interaction with the Moon contains a comprehensive guide and visual with key concepts and terms related to the physics of the solar wind as well as plasma interaction with the moon.
- Solar Wind Science: Space Weather is an informative article analyzing the effects of space weather and contains a variety of images throughout.
- Atmospheric Physics is an effective tutorial providing information on ozone, UV rays, and radiation. It also contains links to a glossary of terms and other resources for further study.
- MIT Open Course Ware: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry is a free online course from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It contains both written and audio lectures on atmospheric physics and chemistry.
- Atmospheric Physics Branch is a resource compiled by the NASA Ames Research Center. Its various groups link to information on a variety of space physics topics and concepts.
- Physics of the Atmosphere is a comprehensive and useful page of resources linking to a complete and recently published online textbook. The resources are grouped into categories such as atmosphere, temperature, motion, maps, pressure, and data.
- Introduction to Ionospheric Physics offers a complete introduction to the basic principles of ionospheric physics.
- Physics of the Ionosphere contains a few key images and visuals on the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and ion acoustic waves.
- Ionospheric Physics is a brief but effective tutorial with links to additional concepts.
- The Aurora Page contains Images, summary information, forecasts, and links to other interesting web pages with auroral information or related data and content.
- Secrets of the Polar Aurora provides information on where and when the aurora is seen, its relation to the Earth’s magnetic field, to the electric currents which accelerate its electrons, as well as to radiation belts and sunspots, and magnetic storms.
- Solar Storm and Space Weather provides a series of significant questions and answers regarding space physics and focusing on solar storm and space weather.
- Forecasting Space Weather is an excerpted chapter from Space Weather: Physics and Its Effects which outlines the ways in which to predict space weather using space physics as well as this field’s limitations and challenges.
- Solar Physics is an online journal which covers a variety of peer reviewed interplanetary science articles on the internal structure of the Sun, its evolution to the outer corona, and solar wind.
- Space Science Reviews is an online peer reviewed journal ranking ninth of all Astronomy and Astrophysics journals by Thomson Scientific.
Significant Research Centers
- Space Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan
Space Physics and Atmospheric Research United States Air Force Academy
Baylor University Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research
Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology
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