BASIC SPACE SCIENCE

Proceedings of the first United Nations / European Space Agency Workshop, Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore, India, April 30 - May 3, 1991

edited by Hans J. Haubold (United Nations) and Raj K. Khanna (University of Maryland)

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS


Conference Proceedings Volume 245



Contents and Contributors

Preface. United Nations Address; N. Jasentuliyana. Importance of Basic Space Science for Developing Countries; U.R. Rao. The Current Status and Future Focus of Basic Space Science in India; K. Kasturirangan. Astronomical Research in Japan; Y. Kozai. International Cooperation in Basic Space Sciences Research - Its Significance for Developing Countries: A Personal Experience; A.M. Mathai. Space Research: Developing University Level Curricula and Research Projects; H.S. Gurm. Biosphere - Geosphere Interactive Processes; A.P. Mitra. Solar Wind and Magnetospheric Processes and Various Coupling Mechanisms Including Those Observed on Other Planets; C.A. Reddy. Interplanetary Disturbance Structures and Geomagnetic Storm; G.L. Zhang. Equatorial Electrojet Phenomenon; C.A. Onwumechili. Spread F Phenomenon; C.A. Onwumechili. UV-B Measurements in India; B.S.N. Prasad, H.B. Gayathri and N. Muralikrishnan. High Resolution Extreme Ultraviolet Studies of the Sun; S.K. Jain. Long-Term Solar Variability and Solar Seismology I; H.A. Hill and R.J. Kroll. Long-Term Solar Variability and Solar Seismology II; H.A. Hill, P. Oglesby, and Y.-M. Gu. Helium Radiation Diffusion in Prominences with Variable Electron Density -- Theoretical Contours of the Lambda 584 Resonance Line HeI; Ch. Lkhagrazhov. Basic Research in Mathematical and Space Sciences; A.M. Mathai. Galaxies and Stars -- Basic Building Blocks of the Universe?; Y. Chu. The Role of Space-Based Observations in Astrophysical Research; J. Grygar. Neutrino and Gravitational Wave Astronomy; H.J. Haubold. Effects of Nuclear Collisions in Extragalactic Radio Sources; P.N. Okeke. The International Ultraviolet Explorer Project (IUE); W.M. Wamsteker. Early Results from the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE); J.C. Mather et al.. The Search for Life Beyond Earth; R.K. Khanna, C. Ponnamperuma, and R. Navarro-Gonzalez. Workshop Epilogue; K. Kasturirangan. Appendix A - Workshop Recommendations. Appendix B - Workshop Programme. Appendix C - List of Attendees. Name and Subject Index.

1992, 350 pp., illustrated ISBN 0-88318-951-8

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