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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 104, Issue 1–4, pp 263–270 | Cite as

International Heliophysical Year: GPS Network in Africa

  • C. Amory-Mazaudier
  • S. Basu
  • O. Bock
  • A. Combrink
  • K. Groves
  • T. Fuller Rowell
  • P. Lassudrie-Duchesne
  • M. Petitdidier
  • E. Yizengaw
Article

Abstract

The main scientific objectives of the International Heliophysical Year are to discover and study all the physical processes coupling the Earth to the Sun. During the IHY a number of scientific instruments are being deployed all over the world. This brief report presents the scientific objectives, the GPS receiver network over Africa and the long lasting research planned for the next decades in Africa.

Keywords

Heliophysics Africa GPS receivers Sun–Earth connections 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Amory-Mazaudier
    • 1
  • S. Basu
    • 2
  • O. Bock
    • 3
  • A. Combrink
    • 4
  • K. Groves
    • 5
  • T. Fuller Rowell
    • 6
  • P. Lassudrie-Duchesne
    • 7
  • M. Petitdidier
    • 1
  • E. Yizengaw
    • 8
  1. 1.Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueCentre d’étude des Environnements Terrestre et PlanétaireVelizyFrance
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Service d’Aéronomie (SA)/CNRS & LAREG/IGNParisFrance
  4. 4.Hart RAOKrugerdorpSouth Africa
  5. 5.Air Force Research LaboratoryHanscom AFBUSA
  6. 6.University of Colorado/CIRES and NOAA/Space Weather Prediction CenterBoulderUSA
  7. 7.ENST, Université de BretagneBrestFrance
  8. 8.UCLA, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsLos AngelesUSA

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