NSSDC Contributes Significantly to IUGG Meeting

Volume 11, Number 3, September 1995
By Joseph King
NSSDC contributed significantly to the sessions of the 21st General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), which was held at the University of Colorado during the first two weeks of July 1995. While much of the meeting was devoted to the presentation of new scientific results across a broad segment of the scientific domain, there were sessions devoted to data management approaches as they are today and as they are likely to be after the turn of the millennium.

Current NSSDC systems and services addressed included WWW-based access to multispacecraft heliospheric data (OMNIWeb and COHOWeb) and CD-ROM-based access to atmospheric and ionospheric observational data and, for easy comparison, to corresponding model parameters. Also, NSSDC experiences were used in the development of a presentation on a vision of the effective data center beyond the year 2000.

In addition, the Space Science Data Operations Office/Space Physics Data Facility space physics group gave multiple presentations on high latitude magnetic merging associated with northward interplanetary magnetic fields, the cusp of the magnetosphere, fluxes of energetic particles trapped in the geomagnetic field, and other related topics.

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